Our team of probate genealogists have the record access and necessary skills to build the family tree of a deceased relative and then trace the living descendants who may ultimately inherit from an estate. This forensic probate research often requires knowledge of late 1800s and early 1900s record sources for various parts of the United States (USA) and other countries, as well as “people finding” skills to find and locate potential heirs.

Whether you are an attorney representing a potential heir, a personal representative of an estate, a real estate or property investor, or are involved in other legal proceedings in which identifying kinship is necessary, our team of forensic genealogists can help!

Learn more about the forensic research process and what to expect by reviewing our Forensic & Probate Research FAQs.

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Our forensic genealogists are experts at combining thorough genealogical research and analysis to determine kinship. We are headquartered near the world’s largest family history library and have developed a network of onsite researchers all over the globe.


Highest Client Ratings – we are the highest client-rated genealogy research firm in the world, with public reviews on the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, Google+, Facebook, and more.

Truly Customized Projects – every project is tailored to the client’s specific research goals, which are clearly identified and agreed upon before research begins, ensuring expectations are always met.

Project Turnaround Time – We complete most probate research projects in 12 weeks weeks without sacrificing our commitment to providing exceptional research.

Rigorous Quality Control – each project undergoes a stringent review process and is meticulously checked for accuracy and quality in research and presentation.

Credentials – our researchers are handpicked, tested and trained to ensure they meet our unwavering commitment to quality. Our researchers possess four-year degrees in Family History and Genealogy, accreditations, or decades of experience, and share a passion for genealogy research.

Stability – We’ve been in business since 2004 and have helped thousands of clients with their research goals.