Using Genealogy and DNA to Trace our Refugee Roots

If you dig a bit into most family trees you will find ancestors from across the country and around the world.  Why did they move around? Was it their choice or were they forced to move away?  Chances are that some were forced out and made refugees. What different tools can a genealogist use to locate these ancestors and their stories? How do you find those ancestors if your grandparents had to leave with only the clothes on their backs and never wanted to talk about where they came from or what happened? What can we do to trace the family tree with the one thing that every refugee took with them?

Speaker Biography:

Jim Sova is a volunteer with the Archives at the Museum of Lennox and Addington. He has a passion for helping others solve family tree mysteries and unlocking the potential of DNA testing.

  • For ages 13+
  • $3/person
  • No pre-registration required

Museum hours

Monday – Saturday: 10am–5pm

Macpherson House & Park hours

Closed for the season – stay tuned for 2023 updates

Archives Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm*, 1pm –4pm

*closed from 12pm –  1pm 

Museum and Archives daily rate

Adults (ages 13+): $3
Children (ages 12 and under): free

Museum & Archives location

97 Thomas St E, Napanee, ON K7R 4B9

Macpherson House & Park location

180 Elizabeth Street, Napanee, ON K7R 1B5

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