Learn About those Estate Inventory Items

A little Google searching for those items in your ancestor’s estate may enlighten you about their life and some of the items in it. The 1880-era estate inventory of Andrew Trask in Mercer County, Illinois, mentioned a “Weir Sulky Plow.” After some searching, I knew what it was, where it was manufactured and even had a patent image of it.

Newspaper searches for those items may reveal pictures and other information–if Google isn’t helpful.