For the information of anyone who does not know this already records are available to prove that Reeb families lived in many towns in the northeastern part of present day France and in many areas of present day Germany hundreds of years ago. From our research we have learned that in some cases we can learn the origin of a paternal Reeb ancestor in one town or other either from the records of the town where that early Reeb ancestor was baptized or in some cases from the town where he settled. For example if you find your European Reeb family in a particular town in Germany and reconstruct the families genealogy from the records in that town you might or might not find the name of the town the earliest Reeb ancestor came from. In some cases you might even find proof of where he came from in the records of the origin town.Sometimes this real helpful information is found in baptismal records listing the names of the godparents and often naming the town and country where the godparent came from to witness the baptism. However in many cases even the best maintained of the earliest known records will not reveal the origin place of the earliest Reeb ancestor in that town. A few months ago some of us thought that we could make a good case for claiming that most Reeb families were related and that their link (common ancestor) existed even after the beginning of sur-names usage among common people.A group of REEB males are presently involved in a DNA study which has already provided some answers to the question of whether all Reebs are related and more will be learned in due time and even more when we have Reeb males who trace their ancestry back in time to different towns in both Germany and France. If you are really interested in learning if your Reeb ancestors were part of or related even distantly from other Reeb families in different locations the scientific way to check into this is to participate or persuade a male Reeb relative to participate in the DNA study which is ongoing at this very time.