Who We Are

Heir Hunters in a uk office

Blanchards was established as a family-run business based in South East England. We have grown greatly over the years, with contacts in the Legal and Public Sectors, alongside clients and beneficiaries. We work with legal professionals, councils, banks, and more to provide the best service we can.

Additionally, we have a team of dedicated researchers and a large, committed workforce. Together, they have traced thousands of missing Heirs around the world.

Blanchards specialise in Genealogy, Probate Research, and Beneficiary tracing. You may know this better by the term ‘Heir Hunting’, inspired  by the BBC show. We pride ourselves on our professional standards and dedication to the task. As a result, we have excelled in the ‘Heir Hunting’ world.

We are one of the only companies that constantly review and update our research techniques. This is in addition to techniques used by most companies in the field. Blanchards believe that our modern methods coupled with traditional techniques make our ability to solve a case almost unparalleled.

Furthermore, our expert genealogists are able trace beneficiaries on a global scale. We have traced beneficiaries across Europe, from the U.K, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and Spain. Our reach has also been to South Africa, U.S.A, Canada, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Above all, our priority at Blanchards is always our clients. Over time, we have solved thousands of cases and released millions of pounds for the benefit of our beneficiaries.

Blanchards are accredited by numerous relevant organisations and are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (registration number).

Our VAT number is 312553826 and our Company Number is 11696757.

In addition, we have a sister company Athena who specialise in estate administration. You can see the work that they do on their site.