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The Rules and Practice Committee of the Probate and Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association offers this revised and expanded edition of the "Register of Wills of Philadelphia County Manual" first published in 1987.

The Manual, known as "The Blue Book," is intended for the primary use of attorneys who do not regularly handle probate and estate matters. It offers basic instruction on forms, procedures and general starting points. The Manual does not attempt to cover all aspects of the practice and refers practitioners to more extensive treatises set forth in the first section of the Manual. A thorough review of the applicable statutes and rules of Court in effect from time to time is essential.

The Committee expresses its thanks to the Office of the Register of Wills for its cooperation in the publication of this Manual.