Tuesday, April 23rd 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Manheim Township Historical Society is partnering with Manheim Township Public Library on a three-part genealogy series. In this third session, Darvin L. Martin will outline some of the findings from his project in conjunction with the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, which has currently tested over 300 individuals and is providing the basis for specifically constructing family lineages from before the time of surnames. He will also demonstrate how to create your own family tree, focusing on the DNA and family history of the Historic Stoner House Stoner family. Refreshments & meet the speaker at 6:30 PM. Talk starting at 7:00 PM. (See also February 19th and March 18th)
BIO: Darvin L. Martin began to construct his own family tree by the age of ten, and at that time could not have even dreamed about the future ways science would enable us to connect everyone into a world family tree. Always passionate about history, particularly local history not found in common textbooks, Martin blended a career of scientific research with the pursuit of his own ancestry, seeking to determine the cultural, religious and societal norms that shaped the choices of his forebears.During his second year of chairing the Lancaster Family History Conference, Martin invited noted genealogist Megan Smolenyak to describe the upcoming world of DNA analysis and how this applies to family history. Soon after, Martin began his own epic DNA journey.