About Us

About Ancestors unKnown

Our mission:

Inspire the academic and personal success of young people by introducing them to untold histories

Ancestors unKnown has created a fun, engaging and educational way to inspire secondary school students to learn and care about history. We personalize history lessons by incorporating the stories of the students’ own ancestors. Teachers use the Ancestors Curriculum and hands-on programming to introduce students to family history research and some of the world’s untold histories.

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Don’t be fooled by our American roots. Ancestors unKnown serves participants in all parts of the world.

Read on to learn more about the Ancestors unKnown program.


A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey