Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society


Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
(717) 393-9745


2215 Millstream Rd., Lancaster PA 17602

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Mar 07 2020


9:00 am - 12:00 pm


$15. Members receive their discount.

Winter Workshop: Mennonite & Amish DNA Results

Gain a new perspective on Mennonite and Amish Genealogy through DNA testing on March 7 at 9 am at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society.

$15. Members receive their discount. Pre-register before March 4th at

The Mennonite and Amish Immigrant DNA project now has over 550 members. This talk will elaborate on the purposes of the project and review how DNA data is interpreted to construct the connections between families. Mennonite and Amish families are not one homogenous group, but rather represent a diverse assortment of lineages who settled in and around the Swiss Alps both during the before the Roman Empire.

There are all kinds of subtle and intricate ways these families share connections among themselves and with others, most of which are the result of extensive migration. Yes, these ancestors were migrants long before they crossed the Atlantic Ocean!

Presenter: Darvin L. Martin