Family of WW2 airman found

Posted in For Family Historians, For Relatives

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The family of an airman who died in action over Germany in 1943 will be reunited at a memorial service to celebrate his life after Anglia Research genealogist Sue Jackson tracked down eight surviving descendants in the UK.

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How to keep away from copycats and avoid being phished

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Read our quick guide and avoid being duped by copycat websites and phishing emails.

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Buying and selling leads in cases of intestacy

Posted in Fairness Campaigns, For Solicitors

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In this article Peter Turvey discusses a disturbing trend that has emerged in the probate genealogy and heir location sector: buying and selling leads in cases of intestacy.

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Tracing absentee freeholders

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At Anglia Research we frequently locate absentee landlords, or their successors in title, for leaseholders who wish to sell – or extend – their leases, or buy the freehold of their property. In this article, Rosie Kelly summarises the various options open to lessees who are unable to contact a missing freeholder.

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How murder affects inheritance rules

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Recently one of our case managers was searching through historic records when she stumbled upon a probate entry for Frederick Walter Stephen West, better known as the infamous serial killer Fred West who died in January 1995. In this article, legal researcher Rosie Kelly, fresh from success in her CILEx criminal law examinations, looks at the rules of inheritance when a murder has been committed and how these have evolved in recent years.

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