Title Research’s latest blog reveals the pitfalls of amateur genealogy

Title Research’s latest blog reveals the pitfalls of amateur genealogy

When outsourcing genealogical research services on behalf of your clients, it is best practice to carry out due diligence checks before instructing an individual or a firm. That’s why Title Research’s latest blog shares the key pitfalls of amateur genealogy and what should be considered before instructing a genealogist.

The blog covers the risks and challenges that may come with amateur genealogists, including:

•  Restrictions and inaccurate data

  • Future disputes or complications
  • Delays during the estate administration timeline
  • Restricted reach
  • Unfair contingency fees
  • A lack of experience

Click here to read the full blog post.

Title Research provides a range of genealogical research and asset repatriation services for legal professionals. Their services are designed to streamline the estate administration process, to take the effort out of locating the correct people or assets, and to mitigate against the risk of future dispute or complications. If you have any questions about genealogical research, asset repatriation or how you can work with Title Research, call them on 0345 87 27 600 or email [email protected].


This article was submitted to be published by Title Research as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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