It can be done by mail. However, it is costly and most people don't respond. Or are untimely in responding. The churches in Germany are slow in responding and on a few occasions I recieved info in German. My neighbor is from Germany and helps me with translations. Another BIG help for me is that I live deep in the heart of DEERWESTER heaven. The small town in which I live is largely poplulated by Grant and Martha D'sdecendants! Lucky me! I have found 2 Earhardts, as well. The more you search it seems that there could be 5 settlers. Sounds like we are on the same track! Sorry so long in responding this time. I had a little one come home from school sick.