The purpose of the African Bloodlines project is to investigate ancestral, bio-cultural, and genetic linkages of chronic disease amongst African Americans and African American micro-ethnic groups. By combining relevant historical, anthropological, and genomic based techniques we hope to create a comprehensive analysis, particularly of cardiovascular disease, in the precision medicine era. African Bloodlines is the colloquial name for "Identifying Genetic and Bio-Cultural Linkages to Cardiovascular disease amongst African Americans."