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Tracing missing beneficiaries and locating heirs to estates, property and assets often results in  exciting and unusual stories coming to light. Probate research is not always simply about receiving an inheritance and often opens doors to the past that have remained closed for decades.


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Charities to receive money left in widow’s will following attorney’s abuse of trust

Three charities that lost out when an attorney abused his position of trust are to receive the money, according to a news story this week.

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The Guardian - Unecpected Heir

Margaret Abbotts: An Unexpected Heir

I was born in London in 1938, and my father left my mother 10 months later. There was a diphtheria scare, and I became unwell. The bombing started in the 1940s, and soon we were sleeping on the platform at Highbury and Islington tube station.

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