Probate research, in part, can be defined as determining the rightful heirs, missing heirs or unknown heirs of an estate, trust or other probate court related matters.
Think of these probate research cases as a giant puzzle. Each consisting of any number of people, places and things from many different sources all fitting together ultimately revealing familial ties or connections. Further these matters are akin to the peeling of an onion where we carefully remove one layer at a time until we have discovered as much as we can.
All of this is done to maintain compliance with the law and the court, not to mention that “It’s the right thing to do”.