Verifying family trees isn’t just for probate cases

Verifying family trees isn’t just for probate cases; there is often a need for this service on Court of Protection matters too.

At Anglia Research, we are frequently instructed by professional deputies to use our extensive genealogical skills to accurately identify P’s nearest relatives and build a confirmed family tree.

This is often done in “stealth mode” due to the requirement to carry out the research confidentially and not actually speak to any of the family. This can at times be challenging, requiring extensive experience and know-how to make sure it’s done right.

To read more about the work we undertake for professional deputies, including a recent case study, click here.

Feel free to contact our dedicated Private Client team who deal solely with instructions received from legal professionals on or call on 0800 033 4034.

Anglia Research is an award-winning probate genealogy and people tracing firm offering a range of services that assist Private Client practitioners with estate administration and Court of Protection matters, such as:


  • Finding missing beneficiaries named in a will
  • Locating legally entitled relatives in intestacy cases
  • Family tree verification and full Statutory Will research
  • Providing fixed-cost international bankruptcy searches
  • Undertaking financial asset and liability checks in the UK
  • Accessing missing beneficiary indemnity insurance quotes

This article was submitted to be published by Anglia 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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