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Missing beneficiaries

Title Research has 50 years experience tracing missing and unknown beneficiaries all over the world. We have a success rate of over 90% and locate thousands of beneficiaries every year. 

We charge a fixed fee price to locate missing beneficiaries and reconstruct family trees - not only in England and Wales, but also in overseas jurisdictions as well.

We have access to the most up to date records and databases including:
  • Birth, marriage and death records
  • Electoral rolls and people finding databases
  • Census returns
  • Wills and probate records
  • Emigration and immigration records
  • Overseas bankruptcy records and social security records
  • Military records
Our ethical and fair-minded approach ensures your client and beneficiaries to the estate receive 100% of their entitlement. We never charge excessive percentage fees taken out of each beneficiary’s entitlement, thus we can maximise the value of the estate for your client. We take a fair-minded and flexible approach to fees based on pre-agreed budgets.

Tracing beneficiaries

We can help find missing beneficiaries named in a will or recreate the family tree of an intestate estate.

Missing Beneficiary Indemnity Insurance

We can obtain Missing Beneficiary Indemnity Insurance to protect you from claims on the estate in future. For further details view our Missing Beneficiary Insurance page.

Family Tree Verification

We can verify or provide a professional opinion on family trees supplied by your client before distribution to reduce the risk of unknown heirs coming forward after distribution.

Distribution Schedules

We can calculate the entitlement of each family member under intestacy and provide this to you in a Distribution Schedule making it simpler and easier to distribute the estate.

Overseas Bankruptcy Search

Title Research can quickly turnaround bankruptcy searches for overseas beneficiaries in most major countries around the world. We recommend this is undertaken for the date of death of the Deceased and just prior to distribution. This will ensure all claims from Trustees in bankruptcy are fully identified.

Get in touch

For a free, no obligation, assessment of your case please call or email us on 0345 87 27 600 or at

What our clients say

"Thank you for the incredibly fast work in finding both beneficiaries, who we believed would be difficult if not impossible to trace."

Mr Nick Rose

“Giles is very helpful and quick in his responses to me. I have no issues in my dealings with Title Research as an individual."

The Co-Operative Legal Services

"I am so glad that I have instructed yourselves as I think I would have had a breakdown otherwise. I will leave everything in your capable hands."

Mooney Everett

"I have dealt with Title Research for many years and they have always provided a friendly, efficient and cost effective service and have so far never failed to find a missing beneficiary or complete the family tree!"

Sharman Law LLP

"My client is extremely impressed with your level of efficiency and would wish to instruct you to continue the work that you are carrying out. At this stage I should be grateful if you would continue the good work that you have been carrying out."

Cockertons Solicitors, Derbyshire

"I should like to thank you and your colleagues for all your efforts and hard work on this matter. My client, Louis Davis asked me to pass on his thanks and congratulations on a very thorough research job. The family are very happy that things are drawing to a close."

Solomon Taylor & Shaw, London

"Very impressed with the service provided by Dunni Lawal - she was very helpful, approachable and delivered in a timely manner. Thank you."

Withy King, Wiltshire

Get in touch

Call our team now for a no obligation discussion and quote on 0345 87 27 600

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