PROFESSIONAL FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH

FINDING PEOPLE

As genealogists we apply many of the same skills and techniques used to research people in the past to find people in the present. We research living people on behalf of a variety of clients and for many different reasons. We pride ourselves on our professional, discreet and efficient approach and our ability to deliver the answers you need quickly and cost-effectively.

  • FAMILY SEARCHES

    We can help you try to find relatives or even friends you may have lost touch with, or need to contact. We carry out private client work for a huge range of individuals in different circumstances. With access to a wide range of public records including up-to-date electoral lists, we are able to trace people quickly and accurately.
  • ADULTS AFFECTED BY ADOPTION

    Although we are not social workers or qualified adoption intermediaries and so are unable to access adoption records, we are from time to time able to provide research assistance to adults affected by adoption, where certain details about a missing relative (usually a parent) are already known. We are often able to do this at a fraction of the cost of a specialist adoption research agency.

    For the protection of all those involved, the reunion of adults affected by adoption is highly regulated and carefully managed. We always recommend you use a registered adoption agency such as the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) or the Post Adoption Centre (PAC) to access appropriate counselling and intermediary services.

  • TRACING HEIRS

    Like many other genealogy companies, we use draw on our expertise as family historians to locate beneficiaries to estates for which it has not previously been possible to find heirs. Over the last few years, this type of work, known as 'probate research', has been publicised by the BBC television programme 'Heir Hunters'. Working from a list of unclaimed estates published by HM Treasury, we look into the family history of the deceased to determine whether there are surviving beneficiaries.

    If we have contacted you about an unclaimed estate, please visit Information for heirs for further information.


All your information was spot on...

Just to let you know, all your information was spot on. I have been in contact with my birth mother, we have exchanged letters and spoken on the telephone. She told her husband about me before she married and told her children some years ago. I plan to visit her in August. Thank you so very much for finding her for me.