There’s nothing more morbid than making a list of who gets all your stuff after you die. But, for those of us who do, we are leaving a valuable genealogical legacy for our descendants who may want to delve into family history.
Earlier in 2019, it was announced that there would be a big reduction in the cost of sending off for a will (and/or probate and/or letters of administration), prompting something of a flurry of activity from the family history community.
This podcast details my experiences of the hidden gems that you can find from wills and probate, along with an explanation of how to go about researching this valuable resource.
Lots of information can be had for free – and if you choose to order documents, you can find out all sorts of, often very personal, details about the members of your family tree.
I look at the sort of info you can get from wills, probate and what to expect if a person died intestate – i.e. not having left a will.
Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com licensed under Creative Commons.
Recommended drinks to accompany this episode: Something mulled. It’s Christmas at the time of writing.
Recommended biscuits to accompany this episode: KitKat – because, where there’s a will, there’s a wafer