Ancestry by Heir Line can trace those individuals who you need to make contact with, such as missing beneficiaries or heirs to estates, and we are happy to make initial contact on your behalf.

Our experienced, thorough and professional probate researchers have reunited many families who came to us seeking help.

Contact us and we will be happy to discuss your research requirements.

Heir Line is a professional, thorough and experienced family-run business with a growing reputation across the globe for being at the top of their profession.

Michael and Caroline Rochford are a young, enthusiastic and highly skilled team with exceptional IT skills, allowing them to find and interpret a wide range of records quickly and easily.  They have solved countless probate-related cases and knocked down hundreds of annoying “brick walls” that had cropped up in their clients’ research.  

We have access to millions of genealogical records from across the globe, and have the skills to knock down those irritating “brick walls” that so many people inevitably encounter.  

We work in blocks of three, five or ten hours depending on your project.  At the end of each block we provide you with a full and detailed report, outlining our findings.  You are then welcome to commission further blocks of research, if necessary.  



Ancestry by Heir Line offers a comprehensive genealogy research service for legal professionals who are engaged in probate-related matters and cases of intestate estates.  

Whatever your probate or history research needs are, such as tracking down missing beneficiaries or heirs to estates; locating hard-to-find birth, marriage or death certificates; researching house histories/property deeds, or searching historical and current electoral rolls for an address look-up, Michael Rochford can help.  

Operating locally and internationally, we can locate documents and records from all over the world and have worked with top legal professionals in London, New York, and across Europe.  

Our track record is proven by the fact that we have solved many cases of intestacy, clawing back thousands of pounds for our clients.  We can also work with beneficiaries to help them make claims to HM Treasury Solicitor to ensure that legally entitled heirs to unclaimed estates are located and represented.  Since 2009 we have worked closely with various legal companies and organisations such as GM Wilson Solicitors in Wakefield and London-based Finlays Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Ltd.  

I would highly recommend Michael and Heir Line for any genealogy research in the UK!

- Dr. Steven W. Hammond, M.D., Montana, USA.

This is excellent [work].

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

- Mr. Barnett (Attorney), New York, USA

We will get to the bottom of this mystery!  It is not an easy one - several people have been looking at this for years... you are the right person to solve it!

- Mr. Ellis, Washington, USA


Probate Research & Tracing Services for the Legal Industry

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