Leamy answered: You'll use these same websites, but then you're going to need some identifying information to know that it's your dad and his money. You're going to need his Social Security number and even more so, you're going to need every past address that he lived at that you can get your hands on. If you find something, you're of course going to have prove that you're the rightful heir and you'll also need a death certificate to prove that he has passed away.
4. Joyce from Chicago, Ill., wrote: "My mother bought some savings bonds for me many years ago. I can't find the paperwork. What can I do to locate these bonds? Is there a central location where I can find them?"
Leamy answered: The Treasury Department has the "Treasury Hunt" website where you can search for savings bonds in your family's name. All you have to do is put in your Social Security number and Social Security number of the person who gave you the bond and the site returns results instantly. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to try it out.