Five Benefits of Understanding Your Anabaptist & Mennonite Heritage
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Family Tree by the Lost Gallery.

Interest in family history has grown in popularity over the last several decades. In fact, in the USA, genealogy is the second most popular hobby after gardening! So what are some of the benefits of uncovering your Mennonite heritage?

Five benefits of uncovering your lineage:

  1. Enables you to see patterns in family occupations, interests, and activities
  2. Allows you to celebrate family triumphs and mourn family tragedies
  3. Gives you a picture of the genetic threads from which you were woven
  4. Yields insights into what shaped your parents and how that influences you and your family
  5. Helps you preserve your family history and pass it on to the next generation

Below are some websites that will help you investigate your Mennonite heritage:
• GRANDMA (Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry)
• SAGA (Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association)
• Find A Grave
• Records of Mennonites in Prussia, Russia, Canada and beyond
• MAID (Mennonite Archival Image Database)
• Directory of North American Mennonite Historical Agencies

For the ultimate interactive genealogical experience, why not join one of our Anabaptist or Mennonite Heritage tours?

Upcoming Anabaptist Heritage tours in 2018/2019:

Each tour is accompanied by an expert storyteller who can help you learn about the historical context that shaped your ancestors. Plus, you get to travel with other Anabaptists who are enthusiastic about family history. Who knows, you might even discover a distant or not so distant family connection with another tour member!

For more information about one of these tours, contact us at 1-800-565-0451 or office@tourmagination.

We can also plan custom tours for families, schools, churches or other groups who want a particular historical focus.

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