Who We Are

Heir Hunters in a uk office

Blanchards was established in the South East of England as a family run business. We specialise in Genealogy, Probate Research and Beneficiary tracing. This is more commonly known by the BBC programme-inspired term ‘Heir Hunting’. Our team of dedicated researchers have traced thousands of missing Heirs around the world.

We have grown significantly over the years and now have a large, committed workforce. In addition, we have curated a network of contacts all around the world. We pride ourselves on our professional standards and dedication to the task. As a result, we have excelled in the Heir Hunting world.

Blanchards are one of the only companies that constantly review and update our research techniques. Therefore, we believe that our modern methods of research, coupled with the traditional techniques that most companies use, make our ability to solve a case almost unparalleled.

Moreover, our expert genealogists are able trace beneficiaries on a global scale. For instance, 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.

Clients are always the priority at Blanchards. We work with various legal professionals, councils, banks and directly with beneficiaries. Over the years, we have solved thousands of cases and released millions of pounds for the benefit of our beneficiaries.

We 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 that specialises in estate administration.