DNA Kit Donation

Please help us on our mission to explore our Caboverdeanidade through the stories told in our DNA. By donating DNA kits from the major DNA companies, you will help people who are not able to readily access these tests explore their ancestry as well as add to the narrative of our Caboverdeanidade. Our goal is to test our elders as well as people in Cabo Verde.

You can help by donating directly to Cape Verde DNA, Inc

You can also purchase a kit via the following testing sites and have the kits shipped to Cape Verde DNA, Inc or bring it with you to the Conference on August 4-5, 2018.

Ancestry DNA

Family Tree DNA


2018 Cape Verde DNA and Genealogy Conference: Exploring Our Caboverdeanidade

The 2018 Cape Verde DNA and Genealogy Conference, August 4 -5, 2018.


The 2018 Cape Verde DNA and Genealogy Conference is a two-day event where we will explore the world of Cape Verdean Genealogy and expand our understanding of Caboverdeanidade.

Caboverdeanidade is a word that came into use in the 1930’s to give credence to the existence of a culture and its people. But for much of our existence we have been told by others “who” and “what” we are. Now, we can definitively tell the world, through incontrovertible proof, who and what we are through DNA testing in combination with genealogical research. To better understand our history and in many cases, discover previously unknown histories, knowledge of the peoples involved in the establishment of our Cape Verdean family is vital. Their stories can be told by the evidence found in the chromosomes of the people of Cabo Verde and the Diaspora.

As historians and genealogists, we are armed with the knowledge and proof within our family histories and, now, DNA to answer this question. Cape Verde DNA, Inc endeavors to share what we have learned through researching our own family backgrounds and DNA testing.

With genealogy and DNA testing being as popular as it has become, we propose that this is the time to expand our understanding  of Caboverdeanidade, to share our story with the world and to reaffirm and strengthen the Cape Verdean family in the United States and around the world. We have the opportunity now to share our knowledge and experiences to future generations.

Come join us!

Register and purchase tickets here



Cape Verde DNA, Inc: Our Mission

The mission of Cape Verde DNA, Inc is to foster and nurture an interest in genealogy by providing instruction, information, and inspiration. We endeavor to expand our understanding of our own Caboverdeanidade, to share our story with the world and to reaffirm and strengthen the Cape Verdean family and future generations.