Ancestry.com just announced that they’ve made a new addition to their site. When you search for someone, you will not only see facts about their life but may see a copy of their will and probate records. Ancestry claims that “probate records often document family relationships over multiple generations. Wills can also give insights into your ancestor’s lifestyle and personality: J.P. Morgan left large bequests to his librarians; Louisa May Alcott asked that her papers be burned.”
Do you want everyone to see the details of your estate? If not, you should think about meeting with an attorney and preparing a trust. That way, everything will be confidential.
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