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GenealogyBank.com

29 March 2011

Tools of the Trade

Are there occupational clues hidden in the inventory of your ancestor's estate? Sometimes it can be difficult determining what your pre-1850 ancestor's occupation was. The inventory of the personal items in his estate may hold a clue. Be careful about drawing conclusions though and compare to other inventories to see what makes your ancestor's different--every one had kitchen utensils and a chamberpot.