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The Heir Hunters®

BBC Heir Hunters

The Heir Hunters television programme is back on our screens this week and you can catch it on BBC1 at 11am on weekday mornings. The programme is also repeated the following day at 6.30am on BBC2. This is series 11 of the Heir Hunters programme and if you miss an episode you can catch up […]

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Heir Hunter Fees

The Heir Hunters® offer a claims service where we aim to undercut the fees of other Heir Hunting firms and in recent years we have seen some established firms reduce their fees to remain competitive. Unfortunately there are still firms charging fees of 25% and over. Perhaps it is time that the probate research companies that are […]

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Unclaimed Assets – Europe

There are millions of pounds worth of unclaimed financial assets lying in Europe that UK investors and shareholders know very little about. Perhaps you have discovered an old share certificate for Rothmans cigarettes or Douwe Egberts coffee. Unclaimed funds for these companies are held in Europe and the authorities make no effort to trace potential shareholders […]

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DNA: Where do you come from?

There are a number of Genealogy websites that offer DNA testing as a means of discovering your family history and finding new relatives. Perhaps you may be sceptical about the worth of such tests however they are becoming increasingly popular. We would be pleased to hear your views on the subject as we believe that they […]

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Black Friday Deals – Ancestry DNA

Ancestry is one of the most popular family history research websites and this Black Friday you could be surprised at what you can discover by taking an Ancestry DNA test. There is £30 off over the weekend and you could make new family connections or reveal more of your unique story for the discounted price of […]

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BBC Heir Hunters Case Settled

Philip Turvey of Anglia Research and Daniel Curran of Finders Genealogists have finally resolved their legal dispute and they have reached an agreed settlement. The dispute involved a libel claim that related to false and defamatory references that had been posted about Philip Turvey on websites and in emails. Daniel Curran now accepts that the allegations were completely […]

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Heir Hunters Associations

The original Heir Hunters Association when it was founded in 2009 said that they were unbiased and not Heir Hunters nor were they connected with any Heir Hunting firm. They described themselves as a unique independent body designed to create greater awareness of the role and importance of Heir Hunters in modern society. Subsequently the […]

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BBC Heir Hunters

The Heir Hunters TV programme is scheduled to start on BBC 1 this week. It features several episodes that are Series 10 Reversions. You can catch the programme every weekday morning for the next couple of weeks at 11.45 am. The first episode involves heir hunters trying to trace the family of a reclusive printer and […]

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Scottish Unclaimed Estates

In Scotland it is the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Rembembrancer Office that deal with unclaimed Scottish estates on behalf of the Crown. They also publish details of the unclaimed estates on the QLTR website. Since the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in March the claim process in relation to Scottish unclaimed estates has been […]

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Empty Homes – Claim a Reward!

You may be entitled to a financial reward if you report an empty privately owned home to us and we are successful in tracing a rightful owner to the property. Empty homes can cause problems for residents in that they can affect the appearance of a neighbourhood and the people living nearby. We would encourage you to […]

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