Hi, I'm sure this has been brought up before but I'm a white man who's heavily interested in the ancient history of the Celts, Germans and Slavs, back when we were a "barbarian" people and worshiped Heathen gods. To me it is a great source of spiritual power and interest, it makes me feel proud of my ancient ancestors when my more recent ones have been pretty horrible and dishonest (I feel modern whites have earned the title of barbarians more than the ancients did) My closest friend is black and we've talked alot about history and ancestry over time. One thing that he's unhappy about and I'm sure all black people are is that he doesn't know exactly what part of Africa he comes from; the records were either destroyed or not even recorded in the first place. One thing that is nice about being white is knowing where your ancestors came from; I feel sadness that many black people know nothing of their distant ancestors other than they were African. I was wondering if there is any way to tell exactly what tribe or ethnic group a black person comes from without a DNA test. I want to help my friend learn about his ancestors, not out of white guilt, but just because I feel that all people should know where they come from and be proud of it.