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Finders International

Finders International identifies and traces heirs to estates, property, and assets worldwide.

We have won multiple awards for ‘Best UK Probate Research Firm’ and can trace our roots back to 1964. We employ more legally qualified staff than any other UK firm, putting professionalism at the forefront of everything we do.

We serve the public sectorprivate client legal departments, solicitors, lawyers, trust and estate administration companies and unclaimed asset departments worldwide. We also find missing or unknown owners of empty homes and property.

Beneficiary and customer care is our priority and our staff are the most highly trained in our industry.  

We are founder members of the International Association of Professional Probate Researchers, which is the first and most prestigious international regulatory body, which has numerous member companies from around the world.

Following our successful appearances on the BBC series ‘Heir Hunters’ we are recognised as the spokespersons of our industry with over 100 media appearances to our credit. Our amazing and emotional stories show how we have helped enrich and enhance the lives of the beneficiaries we trace.

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Heir Hunters


The “Heir Hunters” TV series follows the work of Finders International, multiple award-winning UK Probate Research company, as we search for the heirs of people who have died without a will, leaving their estates unclaimed.

Our rewarding work has also enabled us to reunite families and provide fascinating insights into their pasts.

In addition to tracing missing beneficiaries, we also offer a range of support services helping the beneficiaries we locate with every stage and aspect of the probate or asset reunification processes.

A main firm on BBC1 ‘Heir Hunters’ providing expert forensic genealogy & probate research

Why have we contacted you?


As a firm of probate genealogists, Finders International trace next-of-kin and beneficiaries to estates and reunite assets with their rightful heirs. We also identify and locate owners of empty homes and property.

Our probate research teams work extensively with solicitors in private client, wills and probate and trust teams as well as with the public sector and our international partners.

If we have contacted you, this is because either we believe you may be the beneficiary we are looking for, or you may know the person or family we are seeking. Either way, the work we do is always of financial benefit to the people we trace.

We are a highly accredited firm and many staff have been trained by recognised bereavement, mental health and dementia organisations. We are regulated by the International Association of Professional Probate Researchers (IAPPR) and have numerous legally trained staff and paralegals amongst our team.

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