I have been following the recent advances in DNA research and its application to genealogy. It appears that this may be a useful tool in sorting out the history of the Fix family and its origin and migrations as well as resolving some of the old questions about the relationship of the early Fix immigrants to North America. As I understand it it is relatively straight forward to determine if Jacob "the weaver" and Lorenz "the cooper" had a common male ancestor. It takes two male descendants(one from each family) to answer this question. It also takes only one additional male descendant per later Fix migrations, into Michigan (via the German speaking portion of France)or those German speaking Fixes that immigrated into the Dakotas from Russia for example, to understand their relationship to the earlier groups if any.
Of course this might only prove that there is no common Fix ancestor however it might serve the basis of eventually linking up with the Fix families that are living today in Germany.
Is anyone interested?
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