IWC provide a complete genealogy research and tracing service, we offer fast tracing of family members. As probate research specialists, we have access to a diverse array of historical archives; including probate records and wills. We also have associates across the globe that can perform overseas searches, if a relative had family members living in other countries.
Missing or Unknown Heirs
You may be a solicitor or executor who needs to find the location of a missing heir named in a will. In the case of an intestate death, you may need to trace next of kin and beneficiaries. Over time, relatives can lose touch, over generations, these gaps can become even wider. In intestacy cases, the deceased was perhaps the last surviving member of a family branch.
Genealogy researchers at IWC are specialists in the field of probate genealogy. We can go back years and discover the last traceable family connection. The only surviving heir could be a distant cousin who has emigrated abroad, you`ll need to prove this with a valid family tree before any claim can be made on the estate. Call us free on 0800 612 6105 for more information.
Find out who your ancestors were, what they did for a living, where they lived and where they came from. Use probate records to find the last will and testament of a relative to uncover vital clues and new avenues to pursue in your genealogical investigation. Or, purchase a complete family tree package including pedigree chart, narrative reports, birth, death, marriage certificates and much more.
As probate specialists we can provide you with amazing details about the lives of your ancestors; call IWC on 0800 612 6105, for assistance with your genealogy research.
IWC offer the facility to order probate records online so you can benefit from the myriad of exciting information to be found the will of a distant relative. Provide us with your ancestor's name, date of birth and date and place of death and we'll conduct the research on your behalf.
Our will tracing service will search the probate archive records and provide you with a copy of any will or letters of administration for a fixed fee of just £49 plus VAT.
Find your Family Tree
To discover your family history, take a look at our complete genealogical research packages. Available to order online; you can purchase a timeless piece of history that can be handed down for generations.
If you're interested in genealogy, you could save hours of time and money by commissioning us to draw up your family tree, right back to the 1800s. For hobbyists, once we've done the initial searches, you can enjoy the exciting part, pursuing any areas of interest in further detail. Or purchase a unique gift to mark a special occasion, like a birthday or upon the arrival of your first grandchild.
Our entry level package includes complete research of one family name right back to the 1800s. Our Gold Ancestry package provides you with a complete family history. We'll research every line of your family tree back to the 1800's. We carry out the research for a fixed fee so you'll know exactly how much you've committed to. There are no hidden charges, we even include certificate copies.
All packages are supplied in an A4 presentation pack and include:
Visit this page to find your family treeor call IWC on 0800 612 6105 for more information.
Using our powerful search engine, you can submit a search of the Unclaimed Estates Register also known as the Bona Vacantia List, or Vacant Goods List.
We provide a complete genealogy search and heir tracing servicing for heir hunters. From tracing a relative to making a claim to the treasury solicitor for any estate deemed to be Bona Vacantia. IWC are specialists in probate, intestacy and inheritance law and can help to legally recover the lost inheritance. For more information on the Bona Vacantia or tracing an heir call 0800 612 6105.
Probate Records in Genealogy Research
Probate registry records provide vital information for genealogy research from 1858 to present. Files contain a copy of the grant of probate issued and the will of the deceased, along with a wealth of information about the executor.
The only place to access the entire database is at the Probate Registry, First Avenue House, London. Records prior to 1973 were kept in book form, after that they were recorded on microfiche and records from 1996 onwards are stored on computer.
Every single entry includes the following details:
You can use our finding wills service to obtain copies of probate registry records or for more help with any aspect of genealogical research, contact probate specialists IWC on 0800 612 6105.