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5 Reasons You May Need a Trust in Michigan

Sit down with any estate planning attorney and the first thing that they will tell you is that you need a trust. Why? A trust may or may not benefit yourself, but it absolutely benefits the estate planning attorney. 1,580 more words

Estate Tax Exemption

Extract - Last Will and Testament of John Bourne the elder citizen and baker of London - 1610

JOHN BOURNE the elder citizen and baker of London “being aged” &c., 1 March 1609, proved 26 June 1610. To be buried in the church of the Hospital of St. 238 more words


The Last Will and Testament of William Bird alias Borne - 17 January 1624

William Byrd is my 12th great-uncle he was an Elizabethan actor on the London stage and a known companion of William Shakespeare.

This Will has been sourced from the book – Playhouse Wills 1558 – 1642 An Edition of Wills by Shakespeare and His Contemporaries in the London Theatre.

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December Special: Your Last Will

Everyone has heard of the “last will and testament.” Most articles written on these topics, however, often presume that everyone knows the basics of a Will. 523 more words

Probate News

The will of the late Adam P. Drumm has been filed for probate. All the properey is left to the widow, Harriet H. Drumm, and if she leaves anything it is to be divided equally between Harvey F. 16 more words


Indexing: Wills of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 1860

If you need help navigating to the Pennsylvania probate records on FamilySearch, click here for guidance.

Today’s data is from “Wills 1839-1870 vol 3-5”. Check the first column of the table below for the image number. 212 more words

Family History

Overview of LPAs

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document which allows someone to make decisions on your behalf should you become physically or mentally incapacitated in the future and unable act for yourself. 404 more words