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1939 Register

The 1939 Register is an important genealogical resource that is now available to family history researchers. It provides details and information for each person and household during this period in history. The publication of the register bridges nearly a thirty-year gap in census data. Members of the research website Find My Past have had access to […]

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Dementia Action Week 2018

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society. Dementia Action Week takes place on 21-27 May 2018 and the Alzheimer’s Society will be asking everyone to take actions big and small to improve the lives of people affected […]

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Lasting Power of Attorney

We all hope that we will be able to make our own independent decisions in the future and whilst some of us will be able to others may find that they lose the mental capacity to make such decisions. If you make preparations for such a possibility perhaps you can ease your mind and help […]

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Scam Emails – Inheritance

There are a number of Heir Hunter scam emails circulating that suggest you are entitled to a huge inheritance. In the case of the below example when someone responded to the email they were asked for 3,500 dollars to release the funds. The emails do not originate from The Heir Hunters® and we advise you […]

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Unclaimed Estates

If someone dies without leaving a will they are regarded as having died intestate. The following family members are entitled to make a claim to the estate in the order below: husband, wife or civil partner children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on mother or father brothers or sisters who share both the same mother and […]

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New Year’s Resolution – 2018

Georgina Lawton is a family columnist in the Guardian newspaper and a freelance journalist. Her New Year’s Resolution for 2018 is to trace her family and identify her origins. She explains that there has been a family secret kept from her for more than 20 years and she is going to uncover everything that she can. […]

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Unclaimed Assets – USA

There are billions of unclaimed dollars in the United States of America and some of the cash could be yours! In the USA unclaimed assets are held by individual states however you can conduct a free multi-state search using the NAUPA Missing Money search engine. NAUPA also have an interactive map where you can search state-by-state. […]

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Unclaimed Assets – Australia

There is around $1 billion worth of unclaimed financial assets lying in Australia and some of the cash could be yours! Unclaimed money from lost bank accounts, shares, investments and life insurance policies are deposited with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The Commission are Australia’s financial services regulator and they hold the unclaimed assets […]

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Free Wills Month 2017

‘Free Wills Month’ is an initiative that brings together a number of well-respected charities and local solicitors who offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge. The organisation is currently looking for new solicitors to get involved with this year’s campaign […]

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Heir Hunters List

The current series of ‘Heir Hunters’ on BBC TV feature details of persons who have died leaving unclaimed estates. Assets belonging to the deceased person pass to the Treasury if relatives of the deceased are not traced and the Treasury takes in millions of pounds each year from unclaimed estates…..  Some of the cash could […]

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