WESTPORT - A Westport woman needed a little help to figure out her home's historic value.

Susan Wynkoop says her in-laws purchased the house in 1971, and that she was able to date it back to at least 1775. A plaque stands outside the home, but she admits the date seemed askew.

She and fellow Westport resident Bob Weingarten, who learned how to track the origins of his own home, then began digging beneath the floorboards. Based on the makeup of the material, they were able to stretch as far back as 1683.