The historical research behind TV series A House Through Time

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For case manager Imogen Benneworth, carrying out historical research for a TV programme is a natural extension of her work as a probate genealogist: tracing people’s lives from place to place and over time is something she does every day. However, there’s nothing everyday about the way in which BBC 2’s documentary series A House Through Time has caught the public imagination. Here Imogen answers some of the many questions people have been asking over the course of the series.

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Money Carer Foundation: Anglia Research partner features in Parliamentary Review

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Anglia Research regularly works with The Money Carer Foundation (MCF), finding long-lost family for its clients. Now we’re delighted to report that MCF has been featured in The Parliamentary Review 2017, which aims to share best practice among policy makers and business leaders.

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A House Through Time

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When case manager Imogen Benneworth was approached to contribute to the historical research for TV documentary A House Through Time, she never envisaged the rich vein of stories she would uncover at 62 Falkner Street in the heart of Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter. In this article she talks about her involvement in the series, which traces the fortunes of the families who lived in one terrace house in Liverpool.

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Judge orders refund of unfair charges

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Anglia Research has campaigned long and hard against double charging – a practice favoured by many heir hunters who claw back their research costs from the proceeds of an estate, while simultaneously taking a percentage fee from their clients. Up until now there has been no relevant legal case to clarify matters. However, our recent claim against an heir hunter provides some guidance, with a judge ruling that certificate costs were “not a reasonable expense of the estate” but instead “an expense of the finding company”. Philip Turvey reports.

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An interview with our Caribbean probate research team

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Dr Lisa Hill, based in the UK, and Kadean Vendryes, based in Jamaica, work together to find beneficiaries when members of the Caribbean diaspora die intestate in the UK. In this interview they discuss the challenge of West Indian genealogy and describe some of the Caribbean probate research cases that they’ve tackled together.

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