My dad has over 40 paper savings bonds in his safe deposit box. He currently lives in an assisted living community and has dementia. Before he declines further, I wanted to add beneficiaries to these bonds to avoid probate once he passes away. Has anyone dealt with the treasury to convert paper bonds to electronic? From what I understand, my dad has to sign all of the bonds and have his signature notarized by a bank official, then I need to mail the bonds to the treasury and have them converted to electronic bonds (to be deposited into a treasury direct online account). Once in the account, a beneficiary can be added. The process seems cumbersome and I was wondering if anyone had advice regarding this issue. Thank you.