Question: What do you mean by "... get ..." ?
Do you mean "Find" any "Sources" (ie. "Records") for that individual/person?
Have you tried the "Search" part of 'FamilySearch'?
IF, that individual/person appears in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'; THEN, have you tried the "Search Records" of the 'right-hand-side' of the page/screen?
Just curious ...
ps: There are 'Groups' of "German" interest in this "Community.FamilySearch".
A few 'Questions' ...
Do you use the "Family Tree" part of 'FamilySearch'?
[ ie. "Ancestral lines" (eg. "Pedigrees") ]
Do you have "Ancestral lines" (eg. "Pedigrees") in any other "Websites" (eg. "Ancestry_com"; or, "MyHeritage"; or, the like); and/or, 'standalone' personal (Computer) programmes (eg. "Ancestral Quest"; or, the like)?
Have you sort help/assistance from any (of your local) "Genealogical Societies" (or, "Groups")?
Such "Genealogical Societies" (or, "Groups") can be of great assistance.
Are you close to (or, have you tired) a "Family History Centre" of the Church (or, an "Affiliate" Library to 'FamilySearch')?
[ I do not mean during the "COVID-19" Pandemic, where many are "Closed". ]
You can often get help/assistance from Staff Members of the "Family History Centres" of the Church (or, an "Affiliate" Libraries).
Genealogy/Family History is a 'marathon'; certainly NOT, a 'sprint' ...
Genealogy/Family History is a 'disease', once you have the 'bug' ...
Genealogy/Family History is all about "Research" ...
Genealogy/Family History is all about 'hard work' and perseverance ...
Sometimes you hit 'brick walls' ...
Sometimes those 'brick wall' come 'crashing down' (whereas, sometimes not).
NOT everyone will be found ...
Sometimes there are not available records (certainly, not always 'on-line') ...
Sometimes the records have disappeared or been destroyed ...
Here is a good place to start, with how things work in "Family Tree" of "FamilySearch" (and, other programmes as well):
Introducing The Family History Guide
The Family History Guide
I hope this helps.
As an aside, I am "Tagging" this post of your in a couple of the 'Groups' of "German" interest in this "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
You never know, you may be able to get some help/assistance from some of the members of those 'Groups'.
@Germany Genealogy Research
@FamilySearch – Deutschsprachig ... ( FamilySearch - German Speaking )
There is an Eltingen right by Leonberg; this may be the place you're looking for. Note that the MeyersGaz entry for Eltingen (linked) states that there is a Protestant parish within Eltingen. The FamilySearch Catalog shows a 1551-1891 Protestant church book for Eltingen (linked). At that page, scroll down to the "Film/Digital Notes" section.
To locate Ernst Walz's parents' names, you'll need to start with the person you have a name, exact place, and exact date for. If you have an exact birth date for Ernst Walz, look for his birth record, which will give you his parents' (or at least his father's) names. If you don't have Ernst's birth date, go forward a generation and look for whomever you have an exact place and exact date for.
From a Person search on FamilySearch, I located the FamilySearch tree listing for Ernst Walz (1790-1860). Since there is no exact date available, look for his daughter instead. There is something wrong in this section of the tree, as his daughters are listed as having been born when he was 91 and 95 years old.
What I recommend is verifying the information you have with whomever provided the information originally. Look for any family records you or family members may have lying around, and look for letters as well. Ask anyone in your family who may know about this part of your family. And then follow the research process explained above for whichever person you have an exact date and place for.
Once you locate that person's birth record, it will give you his/her parents' names.
At that point, locate all of the person's siblings.
Once you run out of siblings, look for the parents' marriage record starting with the date of their first legitimate child's birth. The marriage record is likely to list their ages and birth places.
Then look for the parents' birth records, which should give you their parents' names; and thus the process continues.
I meant how do I search...I've tried the "search." I have my great grandparents first and last names and would like to find their parents' name when all I have is the family name of Walz. As you can tell I'm fairly new at this and before the shut down I used a local research library.
To clarify, you are talking about Ellingen in Bayern/Bavaria, south-west of Nuremberg?
Civil registration began there in 1876. Before that you have to rely on Church Records.
Ellingen appears to lie just north of the Protestant-Catholic boundary in Germany, so the town probably had substantial numbers of both. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/Verbreitung_der_Konfessionen_im_deutschen_Reich.jpg
Ellingen lies in the Catholic Diocese of Eichstaett. Their records are not online (yet). If your ancestors were Catholic, I suggest contacting them first. Note that some Catholic Dioceses are very reluctant to let people look at their baptism, marriage and burial records. Matricula is the main website for German Catholic records.
Archion.de has most Protestant records. Here's their browser: https://www.archion.de/de/browse/?no_cache=1#https://www.archion.de/de/browse/?no_cache=1&path=48049
The FS Catalog for Ellingen has these records: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/785153?availability=Family%20History%20Library I have no idea what they are, but some seem to cover the time period you are interested.