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Probates Direct
"The Lister Croft Partnership has developed a pioneering new website which uses state-of-the-art technology to bypass the traditionally long and complicated process of applying for probate, helping the families of individuals who have died without leaving a Will."

The Unclaimed Assets Register
"The Unclaimed Assets Register is a unique search service that helps you find your lost assets and re-establish contact with financial institutions." There is a charge for the service

Cyndi’s Genealogy List
" was born on 4 March 1996, boasting "1,000 links to genealogy Internet sites." It grew very quickly and earned the reputation in the genealogy community as an indispensable portal to other genealogy resources. It was voted the best genealogy web site on the Web Wide Web in each of its first three years of operation."

Free BMD Project
"FreeBMD is an ongoing project, the aim of which is to transcribe the Civil Registration index of births, marriages and deaths for England and Wales, and to provide free Internet access to the transcribed records. It is a part of the FreeUKGEN family, which also includes FreeCEN (Census data) and FreeREG (Parish Registers)."

The National Archives Online
"The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing 900 years of history with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. The National Archives makes open records available to all, either onsite or online, continuously developing new tools to make history tangible for everyone."

Cancer Research UK (Unclaimed Assets)
Unlike other countries - notably the US - the UK does not have a mandatory unclaimed assets register. This means that financial institutions, public companies and other bodies do not have to declare the assets they continue to hold for customers who cannot be traced. When these dormant assets belong to individuals who have passed away, these accounts may be lost forever, and the full values of legacies do not reach those beneficiaries - including charities - for whom they are intended.