15 October 2015

I'd like to see a show (or shows) about Hunting for Heirs -- What do you think?



Many of my professional colleagues are individuals who could be considered “Heir Hunters.”  Essentially they are searching for the heirs for an estate in probate where there was no will.

The BBC in the UK has a long-running show called, appropriately enough, Heir Hunters.  Unfortunately, those living outside the UK can only access clips and they do at least give you a sense of some of the research they’ve performed.

I so want to see this show! 

The premise of looking for heirs at law for an estate can be quite similar to what we seek when trying to identify distant living cousins whether to compare notes with, query about DNA testing, etc. I suspect we could learn quite a bit from such a tv show.

Wouldn’t this be a neat premise for a US show?  I am not aware of a show similar to Heir Hunters (BBC) ... are you?  Are there other shows with the same premise produced elsewhere?








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