I have hit a brickwall when trying to find any information on my great grandparents on my grandfather's side.
I found his obituary online when I was actually looking for my uncle's obituary on my mother's side. My great grandfather's name (Benjamin Earnest) is the same as my brother's name and information I find seems to go back to my brother who I know is very much still alive. My great grandmother's name is Mary Earnest (maiden name: Stevenson).
I just know that they lived in Pennsylvania and that my grandfather Ronald L. Earnest was born in Butler in 1936. (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/ronald-earnest-obituary?pid=1000000176659910).
I tried finding a census record for 1940 since my grandfather was born in 1936 and was not able to.
I have tried Ancestry.com and Familysearch.org and I can't seem to find anything on any of them which is really frustrating. I have also asked my half brother if he knew anything and he didn't know any information. I am starting to think I am doing something wrong as I can't seem to find any information and all I want to do is identify my great grandparents.