Property is a precious asset that needs to be protected.
The property of non-identified heirs, however, “ownerless” and often not unconsiderable estates fall to the State.
Hence, possible heirs shall be informed about their rights and it’s here that the complicated and rather time-consuming investigative activity of the heir finder starts.
During more than two decades of successful heir finding in Germany, Europe and Overseas, the contentedly and thankfully expressed feedback of our clients continuously confirmed the importance and necessity of that activity.
Major historical events, geopolitical changes but also quite individual family history, integrated in the tide of events, increasing social isolation as well as quite many other factors of influence have rather often upset succession structures over the generations.
Our team has been specializing on the identification and reunion of larger communities of heirs.
We use appropriate sources for people finding and the documentation of family relationships on a national and international level and our multilingual team enables us to efficiently act in oral and written investigations. Up to now, we have always successfully been completing people finding abroad, in particular in the United States of America, Canada and Australia, in Western Europe and the former Eastern territories of the German Reich such as Silesia, Pomerania, East Prussia, West Prussia, Danzig, Sudeten territories.
Substantiated knowledge of the historical, geopolitical and emigration relevant contexts and events of the 19th and 20th centuries are, of course, indispensable in order to achieve a result-oriented investigation.
In this process, we closely and confidentially cooperate with attorneys-at-law and notaries, tax advisors, real estate agents as well as with the respective contact persons in offices and authorities.