Where do I go from here?
This web site is 'live' and listed with all the major search engines.
Are there any other Bernthal's out there researching their family history, I wonder!
Will I hear from anyone who has any useful information or leads on the 'Missing links'?
With so much data now available on-line, including most of the 1841/1851/1861/1871/1881/1891/190/1911 census records, the live's of our ancestor's become easier to trace.
One day I would like to visit Riga, Latvia to see the country in which Ernst Gottlieb and Anna Sophia lived.
I have recently tried to trace further back to Sarah Tait's family, Herman Gottlieb Bernthal's wife. Her roots are in Keir, Dumfries, Scotland. Many Bernthal's now live in Scotland.
In the meantime I look forward to hearing from any distant cousins etc. who may be as interested as I in the Bernthal history.