Someone called me?? Haven't read through the whole thread, but assume the question was about my children's citizenship. Back then, it would have been a simple matter, had I been a MALE married to a German. But, being female married to a foreigner, I had to prove that my children were indeed entitled to American citizenship. You had to have lived in the US continuously from age 16, on - but we were stationed in Germany during the relevant period - NO problem, so I was told at the Consulate, as I had a Status of Forces thingy in my passport. Then they wanted my Dad's orders - gave them a copy, but they wanted the originals, which as it turned out, were under lock-and-key at the Pentagon - soooooo no citizenship for my children - still gets to me, even though they are now 31 and 28! Back then, had I succeeded, they would have had to choose at age 21. Should my son have had to serve the German Forces, he would have lost his US citizenship (had I been able to get it). They (the Consulate) also mentioned them not being permitted entry to the US on a German passport, as they were entitleed to citizenship - however, my daughter has been to the States - no problem.
As Selkie mentioned, the laws changed in 2004 - I tried AGAIN to NO AVAIL - because the Pentagon still wouldn't provide me with his original orders.
And it rankles even more, as I had a colleague, whose child happened to have been born in the US (both parents German) and their son has US citizenship.