I have traced my family tree back to Zell, Luzern Switzerland as well as Zurich and "Oberdorf, Basel-Country. My line is traced from the 1650 to the 1750's. All of these area are dominated by Germany, in language or culture. It does not appear that Switzerland became a definitive unified nation untill the 1800's. So, am I German, since they contolled the area when my ancestors were there? Am I Swiss, since it is Switzerland today? Do I get to choose? I'm sure we can all agree I'm confused :)
Thanks for you input!