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Patrick wanted to find out more about his African heritage...

Patrick Vernon's parents came from Jamaica in the late 1950's. They settled in Wolverhampton where Patrick and his four sisters were brought up.

Recently Patrick felt the urge to find out more about his heritage. But it wasn't just his extended family in Jamaica that he was interested in. He also wanted to search out his genetic background.

Listen to the interview to find out how Patrick's search led him to some surprising discoveries.

More Information

BBC DNA Detectives: African Roots
BBCi History: Caribbean Family History
BBCi Science: Gene Stories
BBCi Society: Multicultural History
BBC Video Nation: Race UK
Black Community Genealogy
DNA: From the beginning
Commission for Racial Equality
Results of the Motherland study

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