Does oral narrative follow actual fact?

This blog proposes to examine the question in terms of my personal family. Tradition says we’re German. Traditional genealogy can’t get the paternal side of my family past Pennsylvania in the late 18th century. So what are the alternatives, and what do we know so far?

Haplotype- Paternal (ftDNA): R-P312 -> Z39300+ -> R-BY15581

Haplotype- Paternal (Yfull): R-P312 -> R-PH2278

Big Tree Location: Here.

Haplotype-Maternal: K1a3

Tests completed: Nat Geo Genographic 2.0, P312 SNP test suite, DF27 test, Y111, Big Y

(Most) YDNA Matches: Myers DNA Project, R1b, Lineage X. It is best to open the page in a new window, then save the web page and search offline. Otherwise the page takes forever to navigate.

More (not all) matches can be found in ftDNA’s P312 project. The match to the Feicht family┬áis via Ysearch.

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