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About us

Who are Blanchards?

We are Blanchards and we are Probate Researchers, although you may know us better as ‘Heir Hunters’.
Our Managing Director, Adam Blanchard, started the company in 2011 as a small family business in Kent. Due to the outstanding results and exceptional service, Blanchards has grown significantly into a thriving international Heir Hunting firm with a large skilled and professional workforce. Together the team has traced thousands of missing heirs around the world and retrieved millions of pounds for the benefit of the beneficiaries.

What makes us special?

Our expert team of genealogists can solve cases across the globe, including Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Thailand, the Philippines, and many more. We are constantly renewing our research techniques and believe that our modern methods, coupled with traditional techniques, make our ability to trace anyone almost unparalleled. To learn more about Heir Hunters and how Blanchards may help you please click here.

Our priorities

We are committed to maintaining professional and ethical standards. Therefore, we have made every effort to follow best practice methods in an otherwise unregulated industry. We have voluntarily registered with various schemes and bodies to ensure that our clients have peace of mind. To read more about our accreditations and regulation, please click here.

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

In addition, we have a sister companies Athena who specialise in estate administration and PPS who specialise in probate properties.


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Blanchards accreditations

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