Have you ever found the Inventory of your ancestor’s estate? You know, it is usually in an inventory-type of book – separate from the probate records. Or, it may be in the probate records book – included with the rest of the record.

When looking at the inventory, don’t just look at the list of items. Make sure to look at who purchased the items. Is there anyone else that has the same family name as the deceased? What about someone else in the family – a son-in-law, a nephew?

The inventory is a good place to find those that you may not know are relation to the deceased. Make sure to look at everyone! You may find the relative for whom you have been looking!