Darvin Martin, historian, scientist and genealogist, will present the program: “DNA is Family Fare—Using DNA to Expand Your Family History” on Thursday, October 19 at 7 pm in the Summit View Auditorium of Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton. Cosponsored by the Mennonite Heritage Center, Souderton Mennonite Homes and TourMagination, the program is open to the public with admission by donation. This program was first announced as being held at the Mennonite Heritage Center but because of the
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, invites the public to the program: “The Diverse DNA among Swiss Mennonite and Amish Families” by historian and genealogist Darvin Martin on Thursday, October 26 at 7 pm.
This lecture particularly explores the yDNA signatures of Mennonite and Amish immigrant families, focused on those that arrived in Pennsylvania from Europe between 1683 and 1749. While Mennonites and Amish in North America represent relatively homogeneous families today, their ancient ancestry reveals a striking diversity. Swiss
In Mennonite circles we often hear only the experiences of Conscientious Objectors who were from the Historic Peace Churches, and usually filtered through the perspective of an historian. By focusing on the personal writings of the C.O.s themselves, a fresh picture of the plethora of men and the complexities of their varying encounters and decisions may be reached. By broadening our scope to include others outside our own tradition, we may gain a deeper understanding of the important legacy of