Anglia Research

Philip Turvey, Executive Director:

“Ever since the Heir Hunters TV series sensationalised the field of probate genealogy, there has been a small boom in the number of firms and individuals offering the service – often with little to no experience. The rise in these self-styled “Heir Hunters” has resulted in a spike of probate genealogists employing ruthless tactics, such as overcharging, pressure-selling and sharp practice.

In a landscape dominated by fierce competition, we are proud to employ more accredited genealogists, legally qualified and independently regulated staff than any other UK probate research company. Our endorsement by the Good Business Charter is testament to Anglia Research’s transparent and ethical working practices, as well as our ability to independently regulate and nurture a culture of accountability.

The calibre of our team allows us to find relatives quickly and, crucially, we do not cut corners. Anglia Research’s genealogists liaise with a global network of agents to connect with missing beneficiaries, lost or unknown heirs, and the rightful owners of unclaimed assets.

We are determined to show that we can do business differently and set an example to our peers in the probate genealogy sector.”