Finders International was established in 1997 who has been in the probate research industry since 1990. Our global reach, exceptional results and quality of service are well known to our numerous regular clients.

We have offices in Sydney, the UK and Ireland and a full International network and are regulated by the International Association of Professional Probate Researchers, the first and only international association for the probate genealogy industry, representing the cream of worldwide probate research, forensic genealogy, unclaimed asset reunification and estate research firms. Members are vetted and approved and adhere to codes of conduct and ethics.

We can trace our roots back to 1964, when Daniel Curran’s father founded a probate research firm in London that grew to become a highly respected firm. Finders International is now the largest probate research firm in the UK.


As a result of research to find missing heirsunknown beneficiaries, or beneficiaries to unclaimed assets. Usually, our contact will have occurred because we believe you may be the beneficiary we are looking for or you may know the person or family we are seeking.

Unclaimed assets can be lost bank accounts, investments, shareholdings, insurance policies which are declared as dormant after a period of anything over 5 years.

If you stand to benefit from an estate or unclaimed asset, we will work on a simple commission fee basis. As Finders International cannot be paid until you are paid, we are always working with your best interests in mind.

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Did you know?

  •  Finders International have been conducting research in Australia since 1997.In 2020 Finders International located on average ONE BENEFICIARY IN AUSTRALIA EVERY SINGLE DAY, plus TEN THOUSAND BENEFICIARIES ACROSS OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD
  • Studies estimate that “nearly half” of people in Australia die without a WillIn 2020 Finders International located two heirs to an unclaimed estate in New South Wales worth AUD$180,000.
  •  Australia has the 53rd largest population in the world and the 4th highest life expectancy (81.2 years).
  • One person arrives to live in Australia every 56 seconds, while one person leaves Australia every 1 minute and 53 seconds.
  • In 2016, 56% of Australians were of British and Irish descent.

" About 2.6 billion people in developing countries face di culties accessing electricity, while about 800 million lack access to water. In many African countries, these infrastructure constraints reduce productivity by 40%. "

— Carlton Sparks, Executive Officer

Here at Finders International we were immensely impressed with the researchers throughout the company during 2020. Although all of us experienced difficulties with restrictions and closures during the Covid pandemic, the company were able to sign heirs in over 60 countries around the world.

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana,Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Zimbabwe


We are known as the UK’s spokespersons for the probate research and forensic genealogy industry and often work with the media, including; The BBC, Forbes Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and many more.

We will never ask you for bank details, or upfront payment, and can only receive fees when you receive your money.

Finders are regulated by The International Association of Professional Probate Researchers (IAPPR) – providing voluntary regulations across a global network of firms with the aim of promoting professional and ethical standards.


Finders International work with lawyers, research companies, and authorities from around the world.

If you wish to speak to a local lawyer who can independently verify the credentials of Finders International, please contact your case manager.


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