One of my ancestrial migration points.

Migration Story A

Movement from Switzerland to Germany

At some point before 696 AD your ancestors moved to Germany. These are the events your ancestors would have lived through in Germany.

Early Germanic Tribes

Between 100 BC and 394 AD, Germany was ruled by local leaders in a period known as the Archaic period and Late Antiquity. Germany was home to multiple Germanic tribes who frequently emerged victorious against Roman military campaigns, preventing Roman advance into Germany. At the end of the 4th century AD the Huns invaded Germany and many of the native Germanic tribes began to migrate westwards to escape the rule of the Hunnish Empire. People migrated from Scandinavia and Poland and Eastern Europe to Germany as part of the mass migration of tribes into Germany. Many Danes moved south seeking new lands after crop failures in Denmark. At the same time, populations moved from Germany to places like neighboring European countries as Germanic tribes continued to migrate across the continent.

The Great Tribal Migration

Between 395 AD and 799 AD, Germany was ruled by local leaders in a period known as the Migration period . During this period there was mass migration of many Germanic tribes throughout Europe; Slavic tribes entered Germany from the east, while the Visigoths sacked Rome and then established a kingdom covering Iberia. The Ostrogoths settled in Italy and the Franks in France and West Germany. Over the proceeding centuries, the Franks came to dominate all of the Germanic tribes and built a vast empire under the Merovingian kings. People migrated from Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus and Russia to Germany as a Slavic tribal migration swept across Eastern and Central Europe. Many Slavs settled in the eastern regions of Germany. At the same time, populations moved from Germany to places like Spain, Portugal, Italy, and France and other Western European countries The movement of tribes across Western Europe such as the Suebi who settled in Spain and Portugal, the Visigoths in Iberia, the Ostrogoths in Italy and the Franks in France.