Register A Will Advance Directive Find a Will

The U.S. Will Registry Offers:   

A Nationwide Search for a Deceased Missing Will, and

Lifetime Registration of Last Wills


One of the worst experiences a family can experience is not being able to locate a deceased will or other documents needed to settle an estate.

Not being able to locate these documents leads to unnecessary legal fees and serious family disputes among family members.  Family members and attorneys use The U.S. Will Registry to search for missing wills and estate documents that might be lost, misplaced or even thought to have never existed.  

What is the process for locating 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 in our National Database  click here.
  • Registered wills are dated as far back to 1967.


"My family knew my mother had an attorney write up her will, but no one knew the name of the attorney. It was so long ago. We are so thankful the attorney registered her will". Michelle Benson  


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


"My dad did not use an attorney to write his will.  He told us he did one online 14 years ago, but we could not find it.  Desperate, we did a search on The U.S. Will Registry and he did register his will.  The registration told us exactly where he hid his will in the house, (Under his bed in a strong box), and it even stated who his friend was that had the duplicate copy of the will.  This information was priceless.  It save our family from enormous stress not having to decide what his last wishes "would" have been."  M. Strauss TN


Make it easy for loved ones to find your Last Will & Testament

Our national will database eases the burden placed on your loved ones. In fact, it’s been estimated that 67% of all wills are lost or misplaced. 

The U.S. Will Registry has minimized this problem. In the event the original copy of your will can't be located, your registration will state where your duplicate copy is stored. Lifetime Registration of your Will is easy, secure and remains confidential.  Copies of your will are not registered, only their location. Your papers remain securely in your possession.


Registration of a Last Will

Once you’ve written your will and secured its location, uploading the information to our national database is simple and secure.  Thousands of Attorneys, Health Officials, Senior Organizations and the Private Sector register Last Wills in The U.S. Will Registry.   

  • The U.S. Will Registry documents the location and contact information of an attorney, financial institution, person, or the physical location of your will or other end-of-life documents.
  • Once you register your information, you will receive a certificate you can share with your family that shows you are registered. (This also allows you to keep the contents of your will private until after your passing).
  • Your registered information is only released once the Registry has been provided with: a.)  A death certificate  b.)  Photo ID   c.) The search is made by a member listed in the registration as being able to access to  the registration. 
  • Once verified, the information is then released to an attorney.



"After not being able to locate either of my parent’s 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. Manning


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