Heir Hunters Series 9 Preview - Finders are back in action!

It was all hands on deck when the case of Roger Stuart Lennon, initially referred privately to the Finders team became public. Aware that competing firms would also be seeking out Roger's rightful heirs, Finders boss Daniel Curran put everyone on the job of tracing Roger's beneficiaries.


CATCH up - Finders on BBC Heir Hunters Series 8

Follow Finders team of researchers along the exciting trail of discovery that leads through a family history that covers the First World War and shines a light on the old world of domestic service. Meet family members and hear their recollections as the Finders team trace Pub Landlord Michael Naish’s heirs in this episode of the new series of Heir Hunters..


Finders International Probate Genealogists
Finders are one of the world’s leading firms of international probate genealogists. We trace missing heirs and next of kin for Lawyers, Corporate & State Trustees, Councils, Administrators, Executors, Hospitals, Coroners & others needing to identify and locate beneficiaries to estates, funds and assets worldwide.
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Missing Document Service

please note this service is available to the UK legal profession only.

We can obtain English & Welsh documents as follows:

  • Certificates of Birth, Marriage, Death & Adoption
  • Copies of Wills, Grants of Probate or Grants of Letters of Administration
  • Copies of Decrees Absolute
  • Other documents on request

We can usually provide these for you at cost, depending on the number of documents ordered.

Scottish, Irish and other Overseas documents can be obtained, but please contact us with details of your requirements and for confirmation of our costs.

Costs & Delivery

The following prices are set by the the General Register Office and no mark-up is charged. We do not buy the cheaper ‘short’ certificates.

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PAID FOR IN FULL IN ADVANCE. Please calculate the costs from the tables below and send your cheque payable to ‘Finders’ to our contact address.

CERTIFICATE / DOCUMENT DELIVERY TIMES – the times quoted below are production times stated by the government departments responsible. We may not receive the document itself until the next working day (subject to the smooth running of the Royal Mail). Please allow a further 4-5 days for delivery to you and ask for the document to be emailed or faxed to you in advance if this helps. Also see our terms & conditions.

Document Type Delivery Option Time Cost
(ex. Service Charge)
Certificates of

  • Birth
  • Death
  • Marriage
  • Adoption

(Certified Copies)

Standard 4 working days £9.25 each
Priority 24 hours (Mon-Fri) £23.40 each
Decree Absolute
(Certified Copy)
Standard 14 – 28 days
see notes below
£65.00 each
see notes below
Will or Grant Standard 10 working days £10.00 each
Service Charges

A service charge is added depending on the number of documents you order:

Number of Simultaneous Documents Service Charge
1 – 3 £45.00 + VAT
4 – 6 £90.00 + VAT
7 – 10 £130.00 + VAT
10+ Please contact us.Please note, If any company or individual orders in excess of 10 documents at any time, Finders reserve the right to apply a Service Charge at a rate of £40 + VAT per document ordered (+ fee for the document re-charged at cost).

Notes
Copies of Decrees Absolute – These are filed by Case Number and we cannot search the registers ourselves. If you know the Case Number you may receive a copy earlier than if you do not. If you do not know the Case Number (& even if you know the date of Divorce and both parties names) 14-28 day service. The government department responsible are at present not committing to a time period for production of documents. We only supply copies issued by official government sources.