UK plans to destroy historic wills

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/easier-access-to-historic-wills-under-new-government-plans

“The ambitious digitisation programme could see millions of wills dating back more than 150 years moved online and more easily accessible to the public in a bid to improve the current storage system.

Currently about 110 million physical documents are stored costing taxpayers £4.5 million per year. The consultation is seeking views on keeping hard copies for about 25 years, in recognition of their sentimental value to families, while saving them digitally longer term.

Where wills belong to notable individuals or have significant historical interest the physical copies would remain preserved.”



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Klaus Graf (2023, 17. Dezember). UK plans to destroy historic wills. Archivalia. Abgerufen am 18. April 2024, von https://doi.org/10.58079/vebn

Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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