Yes, I have German ancestry on both sides of my family. How do I join?
Surnames in my family (maternal and paternal) are: Nitzel, Schoor, Erbe, Pomplun, Lang, Maisel, Wagner, Meyer, Krugel, Grum, Kramm, Löhr, Schäfer....the list goes on but don't want to make it too long.
I took DNA tests with Ancestry and 23andMe.
Ancestry says I have 34% Germanic Europe [didn't give a breakdown].
23andMe says I have 34.5% German [strongest areas being from: Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony-Anhalt].
Some of the areas I see my relatives have come from that were not listed in the DNA tests are:
Wilhelmsdorf, Usingen, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany
Gemünden, Frankenberg, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia, Germany