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Check the fine print before signing a..

Heir tracing firms offer a valuable service to potential beneficiaries by trying to establish whether they are the lawful heirs to an estate.  This is a full-time job...

Does your Heir Hunter offer advice fo..

As you’ve seen in our previous blog article, “What an heir hunter should do with your data”, researching family history can lead to unexpected and surprising revelations...

What an heir hunter should do with yo..

Due to the nature of our work, dealing with sensitive data in a confidential and secure manner is vital. As we delve into the deceased’s legacy, we collect personal...

Celtic Research proves estate’s..

(Daily Telegraph 12 Dec 2018) Link to article published 12 Dec 2018Celtic Research helps Paul Ward prove his claim to his estranged father’s estate, which was...

4 Easy steps to verify an Heir Hunter

The number of probate genealogy companies has grown since we first filmed ‘Heir Hunters’ with the BBC back in 2004. Few people knew of our work. We called ourselves ‘Heir...

Spot which Heir Hunters are working i..

What would you do if a person called you claiming they have identified you as an heir to an unclaimed estate? Would you know which questions to ask to ensure that this is not a...

Next of kin lose out… as local ..

(Sunday Telegraph 28 Oct 2018) Link to article published Sunday 28 Oct 2018 Hector Birchwood of Celtic Research says exclusive agreements made by local authorities with heir...

Beware the rogue ‘heir hunters’

(Sunday Telegraph 09 Sep 2018) Link to article published Sunday 09 Sep 2018 Hector Birchwood of Celtic Research offers advice on how to choose a reputable ‘heir...

The Times of Israel: Interview with S..

Published 25 November...

Take Control and Write a Will

Speaking at the LSE Legacy Futures Lunch, Hector Birchwood urged young professionals to take control, act responsibly and write a...
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