It was quite a revelation when I first discovered that some of my ancestors actually had applied for and received patents. Oh, I knew that my father, Robert J Marks had a patent or two for the design of some eyeglass cases, which was his business for over 40 years. And I knew that my great grandfather Isidore Heyman had invented some things as well. My great uncle, Arthur Heyman was a seamster and I knew that he had created the Trik-Skirt.
But I did not know that some of their inventions had been patented, and I also discovered later that my great great grandfather, Louis Marks had 5 patents.
How did I find out? Watch this video, and you too can find out if your ancestors were inventors! It's only 6 minutes and the discoveries are wonderful to find.