10 May 2007

Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

One of my AARP newsletters pointed me to Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? It is a website from the University of Minnesota that discusses Non-Titled Property.

Here the Non-Titled Properties are the keep sakes that are transferred from generation to generation. It can be photographs, dinnerware, watches or clocks, even family stories.

When Probate time arrives the the financial aspects can be a big source of tensions in families. Another can be who gets the sentimental items. If you have to fight over a sentimental item, the sentiment can be lost or perverted.

It is up to the living to make things clear to the survivors. This website points out examples and some solutions.

Since we are interested in genealogy, we should be interested in the future of the family.

Finally make sure it is clear where all your genealogical research is going.

1 comment:

  1. My grandma was very responsible in passing on sentimental items. She asked grandchildren what they would like and then would give them the items they valued as Christmas presents.