Probate Research Services

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As one of the oldest genealogical research firms in the United States, we have highly skilled forensic genealogists, agents and correspondents throughtout the world who specialize in locating heirs and beneficiaries to estates. We use leading-edge technology along with more than 10 million volumes of public and private records on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. These assets have resulted in an extraordinary success rate in locating heirs to estates in less time. Our services have been designed to assist government agencies, the courts, legal professionals, trustees, and executors to locate heirs to their probate related cases. Whether you are a legal professional or if you believe that you are an heir to the estate of someone who has died without leaving a will, our staff research and provide the documents you need.

Free Evaluation

Our clients receive the personal attention of our Director of Probate Research, who will conduct a free evaluation of your specific case to give you an idea of how the research staff will proceed in locating the heirs to that estate.

Forensic Report & Doumentation

Our clients receive a comprehensive report detailing the extent of our investigation, a genealogy chart that outlines the heirs, and all documents used to support our conclusions. An notarized Affidavit of Due Diligence is also available upon request.


Sometimes a case can be solved in a few hours, but when the decedent had no children and had not been in touch with family members for decades, it will take considerably more time to identify possible extended family members. The Director of Probate Research will suggest a minimum retainer on a case by case basis.

    Fees for Services
  • General Probate Research – $75.00 per hour
  • Urgent Requests – $95.00

Expenses, such as copy costs, document fees, and national database use fees will be billed in addition to the fee for hourly research.


Contact Information

Phone (801) 571-6122
Mailing Address PO BOX 1584, Draper, Utah 84020-1584

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