About Us

Finders International was founded in 1997 and is the largest probate research firm in the UK. Our global reach, exceptional results and quality of service are well known to our numerous regular clients.

We have offices in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh & Dublin and a full International network and are regulated by the International Association of Professional Probate Researchers, the first and only international association for the probate genealogy industry, representing the cream of worldwide probate research, forensic genealogy, unclaimed asset reunification and estate research firms. Members are vetted and approved and adhere to codes of conduct and ethics.

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Finders International is a professional firm of probate research genealogists, commonly known as ‘Heir Hunters’ following the BBC TV show of this name.

We trace missing beneficiaries or identify and locate heirs to estates, property and assets worldwide.

Typically a lawyer, private or public sector organisation or a member of the public will have encountered problems in trying to find beneficiaries or next of kin and contacted us to assist as experienced experts in this specialist field.

Sometimes we make the decision to invest our own time and funds into identifying and locating heirs to an unclaimed estate or asset.

We offer a full range of supporting services which benefit our clients and beneficiaries alike by enabling:

  • Completion of cases in a prompt and efficient manner
  • Asset or estate values to be maximized through our unique methods
  • Any physical property to be sold, secured or cleared efficiently
  • Relevant AVIVA insurance policies to be attached for risk-free distribution of funds and peace of mind

Please check out our credentials & accreditations for more information.