photo of Christopher Ferry

Position: Case Manager


Phone: 01473 344944

There are two main aspects to my job. The first is meeting the problem-solving challenge of putting together an accurate family tree as fast as possible from just a name and date of death. The process at this point does not show anything but the facts of the bloodlines. It is only when you contact the relatives that you are able to change the ‘facts’ into real personalities with the stories they tell. It’s at this point that the second aspect of a case manager’s work kicks in. It’s very much a gear change, because it’s imperative to take time to deal openly and sensitively with potential beneficiaries.

Christopher joined Anglia Research in 2009 from a background in business economics and management. He is a skilled researcher who often deals with cases involving property and land-related issues. He has a particular interest in helping to bring empty homes back into use.

He holds a current paralegal practising certificate and is regulated by the PPR.

Christopher's interviews and articles: How can something as big as a house be missed from someone’s estate? 100 lost heirs, Explaining the family tree verification process, The case of the unlawfully disturbed urn.

Christopher's testimonials:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Christopher Ferry for his kindness and understanding in the research case of the above named.

Christopher has been clear in communication, kind in his efforts and professional throughout. Although the case is not closed yet, to date is has been an absolute pleasure to see how he works with members of the public/people your company has to have contact with. The world needs more people like him.
— Claire Durrant

Handwritten testimonial for Chris Ferry

We write this letter in grateful thanks to Chris Ferry of the Ipswich office of Anglia Research and to apprise you of your colleague's work ethic and attention to detail. Chris has at all times been courteous, knowledgeable and helpful to a fault. Without his sterling efforts and continued input and help we would not have been able to achieve the result we did.
— Sue Bowles

Dear Christopher
I would just like to thank you for all the work you have done in processing my case. Although the money did not amount to a great deal, I am sure that the effort you put into this case was no less than if it had been a vast fortune.

The tracking of my family tree was particularly satisfying and I would just like to thank you again.
— M Sammons

Thank you card for Chris Ferry

Dear Mr Ferry
On returning from holiday last Friday I was delighted to find waiting for me a cheque for £499.71.... Finding myself one of the beneficiaries from the estate... came as a complete surprise to me and I am now writing to thank you for "tracking me down", which has resulted in me receiving this money.

Thank you also for all the information which you have very kindly given to me regarding several members of my family tree.
— J Lipscombe

I would like to say how helpful we found Anglia, especially Christopher Ferry the case manager. My wife Linda phoned up a few times and found him very understanding.
— Malcolm Richardson (view Google review)