Family Tree Verification

Blanchards Offer  Family Tree Verification To The Public Sector.

You may need to verify existing research if you are distributing an estate. As Genealogists and experts in the Law of Intestacy, we can offer you specialist advice on a family tree and provide family tree verification.

Errors on a family tree can occur when you rely on a family member for information. Sometimes their true family history can be hidden from them, For example, in the case of illegitimacy. Errors can also occur when you are dependent on internet based genealogical sources. This is because approximately 10% of all online records have transcription mistakes.

We can overview an existing family tree along with any certificates you may have. We will thoroughly check for any gaps, mistakes or errors and provide a written report detailing any areas that require attention or further investigation.


What is it? – In cases of intestacy, we can use our research skills to provide clarification of family trees for the public sector. This is called family tree verification. It is important that a family tree is correct to ensure you have the correct beneficiaries and correct family in general.

Why do we do it? – It is essential that the public sector has the correct relatives for a family tree. This can effect who would inherit a portion of an estate, so accuracy is imperative.

Do we charge? – Yes prices start at £450 + VAT. However, this price can increase depending on the size and scope of the family tree.

How long does it take? – Usually no more than a week or so.


Blanchards offer an extensive selection of services to the public sector. From heir hunting to asset searches, we work on hand with councils, hospitals, coroners and everything in between, to provide an expert and stress free service. To view our other services please click here. We look forward to working with you.

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