About us


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 maximised through our unique methods
  • any physical property to be sold, secured or cleared efficiently
  • relevant AVIVA insurance policies to be obtained for risk-free distribution of funds and peace of mind.

Please check our Credentials & Accreditations for more information.

Brief history


Finders International was established by Managing Director Danny Curran in 1997 who has been in the probate research industry since 1990. Our global reach, exceptional results and quality of service are well known to our numerous regular clients.

We have offices in London, Edinburgh & Dublin and a full International network and are regulated by the IAPPR, an Association representing the cream of worldwide probate, asset and estate research firms. Members are vetted and approved and adhere to codes of conduct and ethics.

MEDIA – we are recognised widely as media representatives and spokespersons for our profession and the go-to firm for TV, radio and press, having been featured over 100 times in recent years.