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The Forensic Genealogists 

Worldwide Probate Research and Genealogy Services


With a combined twenty years of genealogical research experience, The Forensic Genealogists are employed or retained  by solicitors, law offices, estates, courts, corporations, governmental bodies and financial institutions to undertake genealogical work on legal issues as an independent third-party researcher, analyst and reporter. We search for beneficiaries identified in the Wills of the deceased, identifying the line of succession and, from there, tracing heirs to unclaimed estates, finding missing heirs, missing trust beneficiaries or unknown heirs for inheritance distribution. We possess a wealth of experience in locating beneficiaries for even the most complex of cases all over the world and pride ourselves on our knowledge, professionalism, transparency and accuracy. 


The Forensic Genealogists has been established to assist the legal profession in Ireland, the UK and  globally and are able to trace beneficiaries across the globe.

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Being an heir or beneficiary can be daunting. The Forensic Genealogists are here to guide you through each step. 


Wendy Farr

Following her career in the UK and Ireland, Wendy has combined her proven business and genealogical research skills to establish The Forensic Genealogists as a leading provider of genealogical research services. She is a Member the Association of Professional Genealogists to whose best practice and Code of Ethics the business adheres.

Charlotte Slocum

Charlotte is our Research Executive and Office Manager.  She has completed her Batchelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish. Her inherent attention to detail and her analytical mind, lend themselves to forensic research. Together with her organisational and interpersonal skills, she is a great asset to the business.


"Wendy Farr is an amazing person - Hard-working, tenacious and with that persistent determination that ensures a result. When I needed a Geneologist for a personal matter, it was a lucky day for me that it was Wendy that I contacted!  She showed me great compassion and respect throughout and I received regular updates as to how things were going. Due to her untiring work ethic, I was never in doubt that a successful conclusion would be achieved."

Bernie C. - Cork, Ireland 

"I thought you might be interested to hear that after a lengthy court process we were successful in gaining a succession certificate for James Parker's remaining estate, that being the shares and dividends from his investments in India all that time ago. I received and sold the shares in March this year. It has been a hugely emotional journey for me, not least finding out so much about my Mum's side of the family of which I knew very little. I feel incredibly lucky and pinch myself every day. 


Thank you so, so much for finding me and for your part in helping to transform my life and that of my family's. Its the stuff of books and films, but it actually happened and I can't thank you enough."

D. Machin - England