The proposed destruction of post-1858 Wills

18 Jan, 2024

The proposed destruction of post-1858 Wills

The Register of Qualified Genealogists is completely opposed to the proposed destruction of post-1858 Wills as put forward by the Ministry of Justice in December 2023. The proposals contain contradictions and misleading statements, which demonstrate a lack of understanding that is based on flawed principles, along with a total disregard for the historical, social and legacy value of the documents.

We are currently canvassing our membership for their views and will collate the replies to make a formal RQG response to the Ministry in due course ahead of the deadline of 23 February 2024. You can read more about this here:

Meanwhile, we would encourage everyone to sign the parliamentary petition opposing the proposals here:


Toni Sutton, Chairperson, Register of Qualified Genealogists

Toni Sutton