Do you want to do some research on my 'roots' for me, while you're at it? hahahaha
My mother is from Kempten (I think that is near Munich). My grandmother (Rosa Barnsteiner) is from Berlin. My grandfather is from Berlin as well, I think. His last name is Schumacher. I don't know if I'm related to Michael and Ralf. My mother will not tell me very much about my heritage as well - looks like its the current trend with relocated German people to not want to talk about the past.
I am planning a trip to Germany for Oktoberfest in Munich. Maybe next year. Maybe my mom will give up some information before then, so I can contact any relatives.