What to do about a lost stock certificate
Question: My mother recently died in her 90s. My father passed away 30 years ago. It turns out that Daddy owned a lot of shares of a large, publicly traded manufacturing company. If Mom knew about them, she never told us. Now, I am not even sure we can locate the stock certificates. If we cannot find the stocks, have we lost that money?
Answer: Not at all. You just have to know where to look.