Through the purchase of my great great grandmother’s (Sara Braunhart Bernstein) death certificate, there was a reference to her parents – Jacob Braunhart and Minnie Zadek.
So the question was – who was LJ Braunhart? Was he the same as Jacob Braunhart in Sara’s death certificate?
On to another search technique that I stumbled upon – Google Books! By searching for “Braunhart” in Google Books, I found several mini biographies of “Levin Jacob Braunhart” and a mini biography of Samuel Braunhart – where lo and behold it stated that Sam was the son of the “renowned Jewish teacher” Levin Jacob Braunhart – so my 3rd great grandparents were found! Yippee!
TIP – TRY SEARCHING GOOGLE BOOKS
Google has many search databases besides the generic Google search. Try Google Books and Google Scholar and if your ancestors were inventors (like some of mine) – Google Patents. You may be surprised what you find – I was!