Company Says Obama’s Mother Has African Ancestry

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. genealogy company says it has found evidence that President Barack Obama could have African ancestry from his mother, a white woman from Kansas.

The Utah-based company says Mr. Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, has a mixed race family line that appears to trace back to an African slave in colonial Virginia.

It says Mr. Obama could be the 11th great-grandson of the slave, who was one of the first documented African slaves in the United States.

Mr. Obama has African ancestry from his father, a black man from Kenya. says it used DNA analysis to learn that Mr. Obama's mother has a mixed race family line. However, it says it can not definitively trace the family line to the African slave in Virginia because of gaps in public records.

There has been no immediate comment on the report from the White House or Mr. Obama himself.