The Company

Celtic Research is based in the United Kingdom, but through our extensive and enviable network of agents, we are able to search for missing heirs around the world.


We have successfully investigated cases in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, Southern Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics. Yet, what makes us unique is our reputation, our decentralised company structure and our ability to resolve cases that no other company can solve.


Celtic Research is owned and managed by Peter Birchwood and his step-son, Hector Birchwood.


Peter Birchwood is a Member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Celtic Research is a Member of the Federation of Small Businesses. Please see our Press Page for more information.