You say that Tim but it's very likely that what you think are your (known ) family roots in Austria may well go back to eastern Europe.My older brother got the DNA test.
All 4 of my grandparents had German surnames and came from households where German was spoken along with English.
...and we know that the first Mungenasts arrived in the US in 1858, in Missouri, where all 4 of my grandparents were born.
So what do the DNA fairies say we are?
Half Scottish and half Eastern European.
No offense to the Scots (a proud and mighty people), or to Eastern Europe, but I call bulltish.
Well, Austria (Tyrolia, where the Mungenast family's real roots are) is technically Eastern Europe, but these guys are saying we're half Braveheart and Half Nicola Tesla, and I lack both the brawn and the genius to lend any credence to the DNA folks' iffy work.
As Massachusetts' DNA crime lab scandal proved, no matter how solid the scientific principles behind the testing, it can easily be trumped by careless labeling and recordkeeping. (In the Massachusetts cases, innocent people were jailed and guilty monsters ran free.)
There's a chance the DNA fairies were right, but when you have an odd name that is shared by fewer than 1000 people worldwide, and you see a statue of one of your forebears from the 1700s and he has the same gently misshapen nose as you do...
Order me up some haggis goulash, I guess.
You should do MooCheng. You'd be surprised what an eye opener it can be.my wife thinks my DNA comes from another planet
I'd like to get a DNA test and prove her wrong, but.........you know, the odds aint good
good day fine folks
theres some thread waffling on about pedals, some of them pedal boards are pretty extensive. Got to thunking, never got that interested in the things myself and would'nt know what half 'em do anyway