Compare the Inventory with the Appraisal

In some locations, estate inventories and appraisals had to be conducted. If the items listed in one cannot be read, compare them to the other. Sometimes the clerk who wrote the inventory and the appraisal were different individuals with significantly different handwriting.

There can be occupational and other clues in estate inventories and appraisals. Use one to help you read the other.

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3 thoughts on “Compare the Inventory with the Appraisal

  1. Kat

    The sale of estate items is often recorded in the records. Someone else may have written the sale information.

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  2. Barb Bonomini

    On the upside many of the buyers are usually family members. Now to just find those darned records for my family!!

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