News and Media

We are known as the UK’s spokespersons for the probate research and forensic genealogy industry and often work with the media. All the latest heir hunter news and media coverage can be found below.


The world of forensic genealogy is inextricably linked to law. We feature important probate news and updates from around the web.

Identifying and locating heirs and the legal issues around probate matters can be caught up on here.



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.


Our latest News and Media

Inheritance Disputes Spark Surge in Property Ownership Searches Across the UK in 2023

In the UK, 2023 has witnessed a remarkable surge in property ownership enquiries, fuelled by a rather unexpected source – inheritance disputes. The quest for clarity and resolution in matters of inheritance has led many individuals to explore the intricacies of property ownership, triggering a notable shift in the real estate landscape.

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Woman inherits thousands from a relative she didn’t know existed

When Dr Anna Phillips was told that she’d inherited a share of an £180,000 inheritance from a man she had never met, she assumed it was a scam.

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