Monday, 25 April 2016

A to Z Challenge - U

The Blogging from A to Z Challenge is to post everyday (except Sunday) in the month of April 2016 starting with the letter A and going all the way to Z. The theme I chose is Genealogy Tips. At the end I will give a related post from my blog Genealogy: Beyond the BMD.

U is for Unclaimed

Unclaimed letters, estates and money are three other things to look for in old newspapers.

The Sessional Papers of Canada also hold lists like this one...

Then there is unclaimed property. This next publication also holds lists of lost friends, parish clerk's notices, wills, packages, and some amusing anecdotes on extraordinary windfalls etc...

The Federal Banks hold lists of people that have left money in old accounts.  I was browsing one day (well ok, hoping and wishing) and found that my aunt had over $200 in an old account.  I told my cousin and they claimed it, using the forms provided on the websites.

Do you have money sitting in an old bank account that you forgot about? Check in the Unclaimed Money link below.

Related Posts:  Money and Cost of Living (Unclaimed money)
                       UK Unclaimed Dividend Books
                       The Post Office (Unclaimed Letters)
                       Next of Kin (Unclaimed Estates)


  1. Now that's an interesting way to learn more about an ancestor.

  2. Oh that one of my ancestors had unclaimed money! Hadn't thought of trying for that.

  3. Great tips here, some of which are new to me.

    1. I haven't found any of my ancestors, but I check all newly digitized papers in hopes.


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