try about.com for a good language program. When you get in site click on
languages, than German. They have a really good series of 18 lessons "German
for beginners" .It's all free. there is also a good dictionary and vocabulary
I use a software program "L&H simply Translating program. It gives you
the jist of the text being translated....
researching Eckhoff in Fisherhude, Werse, Bischoff in Stade,
in Hannover area & town of Geestemûnde