Was your ancestor an inventor? Did they have a patent or copyright? Did your farmer ancestor invent something and get a patent? Let's explore resources to see the diagrams and schematics of inventions to add interesting details about your ancestors's lives. Many patents were issued for agricultural implements, ranch tools, and other devices that assisted in running the American homestead. Did you know that citizenship, name changes, women's maiden names, signatures, heirs of the inventor, employers and home addresses can be listed on a US patent? There have been 10 million patents issued as of June 2018. We will also learn about resources to see if your ancestor penned an article, wrote a novel, or a ballad and therefore obtained a copyright.