Probate Research Tracing Missing Heirs

Probate Genealogy Research into Missing Beneficiaries

Why Have Gengenie Research Contacted You?

Have you been contacted by Gengenie Research with regards to an estate, if so our Probate Genealogy Research has indicated that you may be entitled to a share of the estate.

Estates which come to our attention may have been sitting on the Queens and Lord Treasures Remembrancer List (QLTR) or The Bona Vacantia List (TSoL) for many years or we may have been referred a case by a Lawyer, Solicitor or a member of the public who knew the deceased.

The Queens and Lord Treasures Remembrancer List (QLTR) or The Bona Vacantia List (TSoL) are made by the Government’s Treasury Department’s for Scotland, England and Wales and contain estates which have been passed to them where the deceased have died intestate.

The deceased person in question may have passed away without any known kin and without leaving a valid will or other binding declaration or they may have blood relations who are not aware of the funds being passed to the Treasury. This may be as a result of an insurance policy; bank account or other similar funds being released.

Gengenie Research trace missing heirs to estates worldwide and specialize in cases which have Scottish connections, we use our Probate Research skills to trace and locate the missing heirs to the estates with the intention of offering our services to the Heirs located.

Who is entitled to Inherit from a Probate Estate?

So, this brings us to the question of who is entitled to inherit from these estates, the answer to this question is the next surviving issue or blood line are entitled.

Where a spouse is still alive they would be next in line, if the deceased is widowed or divorced then the children of the deceased would be entitled. If there are no surviving spouse, children, grand-children etc. then the next in line would be the parents of the deceased. If the parents have also passed away then brothers and sisters of the deceased or their descendants would be entitled.

This Rule Follows for all Generations:

1. Spouse
2. Issue (i.e. children or their descendants)
3. Parents
4. Brothers and Sisters of the Whole Blood Equally (or their issue)
5. Brothers and Sisters of the Half-Blood Equally (or their issue)
6. Surviving Grandparents Equally
7. Aunts and Uncles of the Whole Blood Equally (or their issue)
8. Aunts and Uncles of the Half-Blood Equally (or their issue)
9. In Scotland Only, Descendants of Great Grandparents.
10. The Crown


Information sourced in relation to an estate obtained by our Probate Research or information given by you will never be passed on to any third party for any reason other than to progress with the claim of the estate mentioned in any correspondence sent to you.

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