Welcome to Estate Research, Probate Genealogists and ’heir hunters’ serving the Public Sector and Private Client Legal Sector.

Our expertise lies in tracing next of kin and missing beneficiaries right across the globe.

For the legal sector we have developed an array of services: some of which are free, all of which are designed to overcome problems encountered by practitioners.

For the public sector, we provide free probate genealogy services to councils and health authorities across the UK: we trace next-of-kin and deal with any problems that might arise as a result, we have enabled families to attend to funerals of relatives and reduced the occurrence of welfare funerals - something that we are particularly proud about.

With local expertise and international coverage we have successfully provided unexpected windfalls to beneficiaries at home and abroad.

Established on trust since 2001 we remain loyal to our founding principles of transparency and accountability.

Aidan Hutchings
Managing Director

Private Client

Public Sector


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Charity Bike Ride: Road from Wigan Pier

Wigan to Sheffield
To commemorate 80 years since the publication of George Orwell’s seminal work - Road to Wigan Pier - we will be working up a sweat in the name of charity by tracing his footsteps on the saddle of a bike. The ride will be from ‘Wigan Pier’ to Sheffield train station and will be undertaken by Estate Research cycle enthusiasts James Gartland and Martin Dutton.

Funds raised will go to a local Wigan homeless charity and British Lung Foundation.

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