The Bucks County Register of Wills possesses a wealth of data for those interested in genealogical research. When a Bucks County will is probated, the Register collects a copy of the person’s death certificate, the person’s original will, an inventory of the person’s probate assets and a copy of the person’s inheritance tax return.
The Bucks county probate file might also include many other family related items. All of these documents can provide invaluable family information to a person working on a family tree.
The Archive Research Center is open to the public and you do not need an appointment. The Bucks County Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court have records dating back to 1684, so you can trace your family tree back for hundreds of years and find out what they owned and to whom they gave their money. You might also find out who was the black sheep in the family and got nothing!
If you have any other questions about Pennsylvania Probate, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation. Wills, Trusts and Estates, It’s all we do!