Probate Research

Probate Research is when someone dies intestate, without leaving a valid will and without any known next of kin. Their estate or assets would pass to the Crown were it not for the diligent work of probate researchers like us at Genealogy Links UK.

Using all of our expertise we painstakingly compile a family tree of the deceased person, tracing the closest blood relatives – anyone from sons, daughters to distant cousins. This process may involve the utilisation of any number of resources at our disposal; including obtaining of birth, marriage and death certificates, searching electoral registers both past and present, overseas records, local archives and wills.

Many of our clients will find that it is not just the financial rewards Probate Research can offer. Often we provide you with valuable family information, and we can even play a part in reuniting families that have been separated for many years. However, you can rest assured that any information that you give us is treated with the strictest confidence, addresses and phone numbers are only exchanged with the express wishes of all parties. Click here to see how you could inherit according to the Laws of Intestacy.

Think you’re an Heir?

Click here to browse the list of unclaimed estates and see if you could inherit. Search for your family name and see if any of the names on the list are relatives of yours. If you think you are related to someone on the list then contact us advising how you are related to that person and we will look into it for you.

Sick of looking at a derelict house?

If your neighbour has died and left a empty house we can help find the next of kin and start the process in order to turn that derelict house back to its former glory. 

Most councils have an empty property officer who works with owners to solve problems that empty homes can cause, like making the street look unattractive but we may be able to help speed up the process.