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The man with two names
May 12, 2023

Sometimes it takes years of experience, the right tools and some old-fashioned legwork to track down missing members of fractured families. Paul Harris died aged 55 in Aldershot, Hampshire, without either a will or any known relatives and his solicitor contacted Fraser and Fraser in the hope of tracing next-of-kin. It was clear from the […]

The family maimed by two World Wars
May 11, 2023

Occasionally Fraser and Fraser’s researchers encounter evidence of the almost unbelievable damage wrought to families by two world wars. This is precisely what happened when we set out to trace the relatives of William Faber. Not only had the life-long bachelor lost three serviceman brothers during the Second World War, we also discovered that both […]

Tracking down the heirs to a multi-million dollar estate
May 12, 2023

Bernard Lester died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88. A retired film company executive, Bernard had never married and left behind him and a considerable estate, but neither any close relatives nor a will, and it soon became apparent that tracking down his heirs would be no easy task. Friends confirmed that […]

Tying it altogether
March 3, 2023

(Susan Ware) deceased Susan Ware had been very independent for most of her life but, in her late 70s, she’d been taken financial advantage of quite badly by her cleaner. The Council became involved and became her appointee and the cleaner was dealt with. Sue had lived in her own home since her marriage decades […]

The Unknown Family: Reunited after six decades
August 22, 2022

As international probate researchers, the team at Fraser and Fraser will at times find themselves working collaboratively with other departments to execute and finalise a case. This was the circumstance in a recent case we managed, whereby we went above and beyond to locate missing heirs and resulted in reuniting a family after six decades […]

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