Tuesday, February 19th 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 first session, Darvin L. Martin will describe the variety of DNA tests available, sort out how to choose which test to take, and how to determine who in your family should take this test. Martin will also discuss how to interpret test results. Refreshments & meet the speaker at 6:30 PM. Talk starting at 7:00 PM. (See also March 18th and April 23rd)
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.