1. Who was grandfather Gustav Berneburg's mother? Family says Hermine Kleemann, documents say Johanna Schmidt. We have an emotional stake in this, because he was a hard, abusive man, and uncovering some of his origins might shed some light on the challenges in his life.
2. Who was great-grandmother Christiane Bellmer's father? She was born illegitimately, but her mother appears to have married someone named Christian Schulze later. Christian/Christiane? I'd like to find evidence of that marriage and I hope it might contain some tidbit acknowledging that she was his biological daughter; that would open up the Schulzes as a bloodline to pursue.
3. Did great-great-grandfather Anton Langer leave Silesia for the U.S., following his son Johann to Emmett, Wisconsin? The dates and ages are compatible, but I have no evidence that Anton left Oberglogau. I need to look at the death register to see if he died in Silesia -- if so, case closed.
I think these will be more than enough -- at this point, I'm combing the catalog to see what microfilms I might pre-order, to have them ready when I get there. From all I've heard/read, you need to hit the ground running in order to make the most of your time in the Library. Having been trained as a social science researcher, I do know my way around doing research in a library, but this is the Library, and I probably won't have a chance to get back there for a while, if ever.