Finding Beneficiaries

Where there is a will or financial/legal entitlement document

A solicitor, executor, estate administrator or trustee may ask us to find missing heirs or beneficiaries who will be identified and located for a pre-agreed fee.

Where there is no will (intestacy)

Heirs are identified and located according to the intestacy rules of inheritance when the deceased leaves no will (Details below). If the work is requested by a solicitor then a fee may be agreed in advance.

If the work has been conducted in response to an advertisement by Government or a solicitor then a rate of commission will be agreed with heirs prior to submission of their claim. This will normally be a percentage of the estate.

"Over the last four years I have had a number of dealings with John Barker at Find My Family and always found him to be a most thorough and trustworthy researcher ..... highly recommended."
Richard Arney, Probate Solicitors (

"We were very pleased with the work you did for us especially... about finding and contacting the people we needed to locate. I found it very easy to communicate with you which was of great importance to me. The help and advice I received from you was very useful over and above the brief I gave you.... I cannot see any way you could better the service that you are offering ...Thanks for your help."
Mike Pitt, Kidderminster (Administrator/Cousin of the deceased)

"I was very happy with the service from the start and would not hesitate to recommend your company in the future. Thank you for all your help, it was much appreciated."
FM Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

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Order or priority of entitled relatives of the deceased (Administration of Estates Act 1925 s. 46 & 47)

  • spouse or civil partner
  • issue (children, grandchildren or their descendents)
  • parents
  • brothers and sisters of the whole blood, or their issue
  • brothers and sisters of the half blood, or their issue
  • grandparents
  • uncles and aunts of the whole blood, or their issue (first cousins or their descendents)

FPARFind-My-Family's Director, John Barker is a member of the Federation of Probate and Asset Researchers