Paul Revere, J.P. Morgan wills among millions now online

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  • Numerous wills, estate documents are now online
  • Many belong to celebrated people, giving an idea of personalities

(CNN)You can learn a lot about people from their wills.

You can see who was happily married and who was disappointed in their families. You can see who prized brevity and who parceled out every item as if handled by a loquacious auctioneer with lambskin gloves.
Death may come for us all, but it doesn't necessarily still our voices.