Finders International was established by Managing Director Danny Curran in 1997. We are an international probate Genealogy firm, nowadays more commonly known as ‘Heir Hunters’ following our high profile appearances on BBC1’s popular daytime show ‘Heir Hunters’. Numerous appearances in the press and on radio and TV have set Finders apart from other firms.

Contact us on UK freephone 0800 085 8796, download the free ‘Heir Hunters’ App or visit or for our Irish Office.

Aside from our HQ in London, we also have offices in Edinburgh and Dublin and a tried and trusted worldwide network.

Our success is attributed to providing a fresh and dynamic approach to our work and continuing since day one with our commitment to a no-nonsense, fast and friendly service whilst at the same time ensuring that the highest standards are maintained.

We are best known for our work with the legal profession, but nowadays we work with anyone who requires help or assistance in tracing missing or unknown heirs, or the next of kin to a deceased person. We are highly skilled full-time professionals with an excellent reputation and credentials to match and work to a Professional Conduct Code.

We also offer a range of International Asset Services, including Medallion Signature Guarantees and Overseas Bankruptcy searches.

All advice and quotations are free of charge or obligation.

  • Identifying and tracing unknown or missing heirs and beneficiaries worldwide
  • We also trace Executors or Trustees
  • Dormant & Orphan Fund Beneficiaries - we find heirs to accounts, trusts, shares, pensions or insurance policies
  • Public Sector Services - We assist Councils, Coroners, Hospitals and other public sector service providers free of charge
  • Property Transactions - we trace leaseholders, freeholders or persons named in a restrictive covenant or prove title to property or land
  • Missing Will Service - a thorough and inexpensive search for a will
  • Missing Will Insurance - if no will is found take out AVIVA insurance against a will ever turning up
  • Missing Beneficiary Indemnity Insurance - AVIVA insurance against any further heirs or prior claimants. Enables safe & permanent distribution
  • Statutory Will Research - Finders have worked on numerous cases where a Statutory Will application has been made
  • Overseas Bankruptcy Search - a vital checking service prior to estate distribution
  • Missing Asset Service - ensure all estate assets have been recovered with one simple search service
  • Research/Family Tree Verification Service - avoid critical errors in estate distribution
  • Transferable Nil Rate Band Service - a potentially valuable Tax saving
  • Client Account Funds - trace (former) clients - fulfill SRA requirements quickly and easily
  • Estate Distribution Schedules - prepared free of charge for successful administration of estates
  • Probate Property Sales & Services - from clearance, insurance, alarm installation and inventories through to sales in one simple package
  • Missing Document Service - certificates to prove life & legal events obtained for you

Finders have ISO 9001:2008 Total Quality Management certification and ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for Information Security Management Systems.