Who must commission genealogical records, whose responsibility is it?

Anyone can compile the genealogical records. Anyone who needs to determine the beneficiary of an estate to make decisions regarding the estate may start compiling extracts from the population register or parish registers. Genealogical records may be compiled by an individual or the compilation of records may be assigned to a party offering services related to genealogical records (see following question). Ultimately, if no one undertakes the task, the police must take action to find the beneficiary (section 4 of chapter 18 of the Code of Inheritance).

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