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Ancestry – Free access

Ancestry is one of the most popular websites for exploring your family history. During 24th-26th December, there will be free access to all their UK family history records.  No credit card will be required for the free trial although to take advantage of the offer you will have to go through what is described as a simple registration […]

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Heir Hunters – Scam emails

A caller from Northumberland has contacted us in relation to her concerns about another Heir Hunters email scam that is circulating. Details of the email are shown below:- From: dmin211d@msn.com Subject: Re: Heir Hunters Attn: Please, I am writing you from the Heir Hunters Company in the United Kingdom, we are Heir Hunters detectives looking for distant relatives […]

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Genes Reunited

The family history research website Genes Reunited is offering 25% off their range of subscription packages until the end of the month. To save 25% you simply need to select your package on the subscription options page and then enter discount code AUTUMN25 when you reach the payment page. The offer is applicable to both standard […]

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Ancestry

Ancestry are offering free access to more than 22 million UK military records this weekend. Discover the soldiers in your past by searching the largest online collection of World War 1 records for free, until Tuesday 11th November. Remembrance Weekend may be a great time to start your own family history research as both Find […]

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Find My Past

Find My Past are giving everyone the chance to bring their past to life by opening up their historical records for FREE this weekend. The offer is available from Friday November 7th to Monday November 10th. Military records including World War 1 records are available so everyone has the chance to trace their family history this […]

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Bona Vacantia & Ultimus Haeres

‘Bona Vacantia’ means vacant goods and it is the name given to ownerless property, which by law passes to the Crown. In England and Wales the Treasury Solicitor acts for the Crown to administer the estates of people who die intestate (without a Will) and without known kin (entitled blood relatives). In Scotland where a […]

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Rules of Intestacy

New provisions of the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 come into force on the 1st October and they change the way in which a person’s estate is divided if they die without a valid will. If the deceased person has a spouse or civil partner but no children, their surviving partner will inherit everything. […]

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Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are? – Live is in Scotland next weekend and you can catch it at the SECC Glasgow on Friday 29th August and Saturday 30th August. Tickets on the door will be £18 per person however we have two complimentary tickets up for grabs for anyone who emails us at claims@theheirhunters.co.uk […]

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Free Family History Research

Researching your own family history can be both challenging and rewarding however it can also be expensive. Our affiliations with three of the main family history research websites ensure that you get a free trial subscription with Ancestry , Find My Past and Genes Reunited These websites generally require you to register your details and […]

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Heir Hunters Jobs

Here at The Heir Hunters® we work with independent genealogists who earn a fee for any research submitted to us that results in a successful Bona Vacantia claim. The work of an Heir Hunter can at times be bureaucratic and time consuming. We have found that a number of experienced researchers have no interest in […]

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