Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday's Tip: Google Patent Database

   Was your ancestor an inventor?  Do you know?
   If your ancestor was involved in manufacturing, it is worth checking the patent database. You can search by the individual's name and town. Your results will include a description and patent art.
   Why do you care?  Because census descriptions of manufacturing are often vague. Using patents, you may be able to find out more details on what your ancestor did. He or she likely tried to improve their trade.


  1. Bryna, hello! I have mentioned your bog in mine today because of the wonderful research tis you gave me! Thanks! Colleen