Genealogy: Wills New York City
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: nyma-ga
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12 Jul 2006 19:13 PDT
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Question ID: 745805
My grandparents and great grandparents mostly lived in New York City. how could i find a copy of their will? How long does it take? How hard is it? what info do i need? I don't even know if they had wills. I am particulalry interested in 1915 - 1982 timeframe.
Re: Genealogy: Wills New York City
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 12 Jul 2006 19:40 PDT
nyma-ga, The records of wills and estates are maintained by the various county (borough) courts in NYC. Presuming your grandparents were Manhattanites, then the appropriate court is: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/1jd/surrogates/index.shtml Surrogate's Court New York County (Manhattan) 31 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007 ...Serving the estates of individuals who were permanent residents (domiciliaries) of Manhattan at the time of their death. The instructions for records searches of wills can be found here: http://www.courts.state.ny.us/courts/1jd/surrogates/RecordsSearch.pdf RECORDS SEARCH INFORMATION -- Manhattan Only Note that it's much cheaper to visit the court in person than to ask them to do the search for you. If you need similar information for any other borough, just let me know. Good Luck! pafalafa-ga search strategy -- Google search on [ new york county court wills ]
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