Login About us Contact us Terms & Conditions

News & Information

Destruction of Wills
published by Brian & Pam Airey on Mon, 29/01/2024 - 16:01

Thanks to member David Hollins and Federation of FH notifying us that the Ministry of Justice were planning on digitising wills, then destroying the originals after 25 years. 

We responded to the Federation email that we were totally opposed to this act of vandalism as only an original article is the true thing. There are so many mis-transcriptions  of all documents that the original source document is the only one to consult. 

According to an article on the 'Who Do You Think You Are' website, the period for consultation is only open until 23 February 2024, but no genealogical organisation has been included in the consultation. A petition has been started to preserve wills in perpetuity in line with current legislation. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/654081.

Feel free to sign.



News TopicGeneral
  login or join us now to post comments

Forthcoming Events

Workshop by Zoom
Wednesday, 24th April, 2024 19:30 - 21:30
Library Help Session
Saturday, 4th May, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
Physical Members' Meeting
Wednesday, 8th May, 2024 14:30 - 17:00
Workshop by Zoom: Free websites
Wednesday, 22nd May, 2024 19:30 - 21:30
Library Help Session
Saturday, 1st June, 2024 14:00 - 15:30
<- View calendar for more

Recent Comments

Murder of Thomas BECKET
11 hours 27 minutes 27 seconds ago
Austin Mitchell - 1869 - 1904
10 days ago
Smalls Quarries Ltd
10 days ago
April 2024 Newsletter
17 days ago
Napoleonic Wars
21 days ago
Napoleonic Wars
1 months 0 day ago
Tickenham St Quiricus & St Julietta
1 months 0 day ago
media question
1 months 1 day ago
more comments

Website written and designed by:
Weston IT Solutions
Copyright (c) 2018