Rev. Herbert Daughtry, pastor of Brooklyn-based House of the Lord Pentecostal Church, said that if the DNA database is authentic and scientific he would welcome its use.He
church is a member of the Transatlantic Genealogical Society
(TGS) whose main purpose is to trace family history.
"We have been excited about some of the things we have discovered regarding family history," said Daughtry
. The Brooklyn preacher said his
family could go back only to his
great, great, great grandfather, but through the TGS
, "we have been able to locate my great, great, grandmother, Lena… I am always excited about history in general and African history in particular," said Daughtry