I have been working on my Genealogy and it is exhausting. I have been doing this for two years. Which is short span of time when others have been doing this for years.
My problem (and probably many others) is that I got interested in this when all the elder family members were dead. Some one asked once if I could have dinner with someone from long ago who would it be. I decided it would have been some of my ancestors. The problem for me is that I am now in the mid 1800's looking for great grandparents, and beyond.
There is a web site for Ireland where for a fee you can get information from the records that now are digitized. I entered the name of my great grandfather and came up with about 50 of the same name that were within 8 years of his DOB. I do not mind paying but not for fifty of them.
I wish they had the same on a German website. I think I will have to take German lessons in order to read the records. I asked Emily who has studied German for four years in High School and three in college and all she can tell me "I don't know"
She is not much help when it comes to translations. Mysteriously she got A's in her German Classes ?????
Birth Death Marriage Genealogy Records Ireland - Irish Family History Foundation