Finders International

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Finders International are award winning probate genealogists, otherwise known as ‘Heir-Hunters’. Operating for over 26 years from our offices in London, Yorkshire, Edinburgh, Dublin and Sydney, we are able to provide a comprehensive range of global research and support services; from tracing next of kin and empty property owners to statutory will & deputyship services, and training and support through our conferences. A full list and further details of our public-sector services can be found here.

We provide a free next of kin tracing service for the public sector including social workers, Local authorities, hospitals, funeral directors and more, often locating next of kin within 24 hours. The efficiency of our service means families are able to attend the Deceased’s funeral and inherit the estate sooner, as well as saving the public sector valuable time and money.

Our research staff have received Cruse Bereavement Care training, Friends Against Scams training and are ‘Dementia Friends’ and therefore are equipped to liaise sensitively and appropriately with next of kin should this be required. Finders International is also the founding member of the IAPPR, the International Association of Professional Probate Researchers, which provides regulation and a single authoritative voice for industry professionals, ensuring you are met with a professional efficient service.

Finders International have won 'Probate Research Firm of the Year' five times in a row at the Probate Research Awards and have been awarded highly commended at the 2020 BWAP Awards under the same award category. Alongside this, we have also won in other categories such as ‘Best Probate Research Paralegal’ and ‘Best International Probate Researcher’.

If you would like to find out more or get in touch with any further questions, email us at or visit our website . Alternatively please follow us on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram and LinkedIn for the latest updates.


Come and see us at stand 13 at the Compass Jobs Fair, London 20 November for service information, free giveaways, and a chance to enter our prize draw!


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Meet our 2023 exhibitors at The Social Work Show

Meet our 2023 exhibitors at The Social Work Show

As we look forward to the Social Work Show 2023, to be held on 2nd October at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester, we’re pleased to announce another excellent line up of exhibitors.