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How will your family find your will?



Did you know that 67% of wills are never found?  Not being able to find a will when needed causes unlimited stress, family estrangement, and potential financial loss. 

The U.S. Will Registry offers FREE registration of Last Wills to ensure that if your Will is lost, misplaced or not known to have been written, so your beneficiaries can easily find it.  Lifetime Registration of your Will is easy, secure and remains confidential.  Keep in mind, your actual will is not stored, only the location (Attorney, Friend, Where in Home, or Institution Name).

Attorneys, Health Officials, Senior Organizations and the Private Sector register Last Wills, and search for missing wills, through The U.S. Will Registry site every day.    

         "After not being able to locate either of my parents wills, I, and my siblings have registered our wills with The U.S. Will Registry.  Now we have peace of mind knowing our own children will not have to go through what we did.".  A.S. Hirsch

How Registration of a Will Works:

  • The U.S. Will Registry documents the location and contact information of: Attorney, Financial Institution, Friend or Relative, or Where in Home your Last Will/trust is being stored.    
  • Once registered, you will receive a certificate to store with your important documents that will inform your family that you are registered.
  • Your registered information is not released until a death certificate is received, and ID is provided to our legal department. 
  • Once verified, the information is then released to an attorney.  

"Without The U.S. Will Registry, my family would have never been able to find my grandfathers will written back in 1975".  C.L.  Kennedy 

"My family knew my mother had an attorney write up her will, but she forgot the name of the attorney.  We are so thankful the attorney registered her will". Michelle Benson

Registration of a Last Will will give you, and all your family members, peace of mind knowing your Last Will contents and location remains private, secure and protected as well as accessible when needed. 


How to locate a missing Will:

  • A missing Will is searchable by the name and birthdate of the individual who made the Will.
  • If you are unable to locate a will and need to perform a search of the registered wills in our National Database, click here to conduct a National Will Registry Search
  • Registered wills are dated as far back to 1967.


        The U.S. Will Registry   Constitution Avenue   Washington, DC  20008

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