Family genes, traits and DNA

I’ve gone and done it – my next ‘step’ in this family research has been to update my website and submit my DNA to Ancestry’s DNA project.  I’m kind of excited about the results for multiple reasons but mainly to get a better ‘feel’ about where I came from!

I know my ancestors are all Germanic and the Pimsner’s did originate from somewhere in Germany. But the big question is, of course, where?

You know family traits can carry from one generation to the next and even beyond!  Will this DNA sample tell me where the big smiles come from or the blue eyes or even the tendency towards big hips?  Probably not but – I’m hoping it will identify the regions in Europe my ancestors might have lived that I don’t know about!

I understand someone has already taken those first DNA steps and established a guide with regard to the oldest match from Metzenseifen.  Will I also be a match? How exciting if I am!

Recently I pursued additional avenues of information with regard to what may be a triple ‘connection’ with the Pimsner surname – Stroempl, Brostl and Gedeon. Yes, we have seen these surnames before and multiple times.  I would SO like to find the actual connections to these names with my Pimsner family regardless the number of times they show up!


Published in: on May 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm  Comments (1)  

How are we related?

I recently received an email message from someone living in Cleveland whose ancestors were PIMSNERS and who came from Metzenseifen.  Are we related? she asked?

It took me a few minutes of searching my database before I could give her the answer I just guessed – YES!

I then explained ‘how’ we were related.  WAY back, towards the beginning of my family records, were two brothers.  I am descended from one and she is descended from the other. (I had to put on paper our ‘exact’ relationship, and it came out to be either 6th or 7th cousins with one or two times removed…  I hadn’t received where SHE fit in at that time…)

How fun, for me, to share the information I have already gathered to help someone fill in blanks they didn’t even know existed :->

As I’ve mentioned before, ALL Pimsners are related (with the exception of one ‘line’ I am aware of…)!!

Published in: on July 11, 2010 at 6:31 pm  Comments (1)