Glad it helped. No, I do not think we are related! I am a complete English mongrel with a Spanish maiden name and German speaking plus three other languages. Long story!. One of my degrees is in European history, another in the History of Science and Medicine. With the languages I have had a lot of contact in the latter subjects with Central and Eastern Europe. I started dabbling in genealogy looking for the marriage of my gt.grandmother (I have come to the conclusion she didn't, despite Victorian respectability) and have found that my knowledge of both Europe and the languages has enabled me to offer help and made a most enjoyable hobby - but I cannot see any reason to be conceited and arrogant towards beginners. A simple explanation of the terribly tangled history of ethnicity and citizenship in parts of Europe, e.g. why were your Polish ancestors "German"?, is often a great help. No one is forced to offer anything on these boards and if one chooses to do it, it seems to me to be just simple bad manners to take a pompous attitude to those who have not yet learnt much. We all started somewhere. Anyway, if you think I can help further do ask. Good luck - and do get Googling, it will be a great help to get the picture.