Death, probate, and inheritances Get information about the probate process, inheritance taxes, and death and probate records. Request probate records How to request copies of wills, estate inventories, and other probate records. Begin the probate process (without a will) How to get appointed as an estate administrator after a person dies without a will. Begin the probate process (with a will) How to begin the process of probating a will. File and pay inheritance taxes How to file and pay inheritance taxes to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.