Who We Are

Heir Hunters in a uk office

Blanchards was established as a family run business and has grown significantly over the years. We now have a large, committed workforce and international contacts who we work alongside. This includes various legal professionals, councils, banks, as well as directly with beneficiaries.

Not only that, we have a team of dedicated researchers based in South East England. 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. Therefore, Blanchards believe that our modern methods of research, coupled with more 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 from the U.K, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, 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 the years 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.