For professionals 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 person 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 a distribution can be made on the estate. Call us for more information.
We regret we do not provide research services for the general public, instead if you want to find out who your ancestors were, what they did for a living, where they lived and where they came from. We do however provide a referral to "Your Place in History" who can provide a complete family tree package including pedigree chart, narrative reports, birth, death, marriage certificates and much more.
As Family tree specialists they can provide you with amazing details about the lives of your ancestors.
Find your Family Tree
To discover and present your family history, take a look at the complete genealogical research packages offered by Your Place in History. Available to order online at www.yourplaceinhistory.center; 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 them to draw up your family tree, right back to the 1800s. For hobbyists, once they'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.
Their entry level package includes complete research of one family name right back to the 1800s. Their Family Ancestry package provides you with a complete family history. We'll research every line of your family tree back to the 1800's. They carry out the research for a fixed fee so you'll know exactly how much you've committed to. There are no hidden charges, certificate charges are the only exception.
All packages are supplied in an A4 presentation pack and include:
Visit this page to find your family tree
We also work with Fleetwood Heir Hunting Services Ltd if you would like to make a claim against an estate listed on the Unclaimed Estates Register also known as the Bona Vacantia List, or Vacant Goods List.
With our partners we are able to 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 with our partners at Fleetwood we can help to legally recover the lost inheritance. For more information on the Bona Vacantia or tracing an heir call us.
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.