There are a lot of Germans who do great genealogy and have created masterful works and completed amazing projects, but they don't always like to help you with yours, even if the person you are asking is the resident expert in the area or wrote the local Famlienbuch. I have even tried to offer them hundreds of dollars in advance and really don't have much luck with them.
Most recently I have had the author of a book lie to my face saying he didn't write the book.
I hate to believe that they are that much of a pain to work with.... Does anyone have any ideas on how to better approach German people for genealogy help?