Accurate identification of next of kin for inheritance succession or notification
Avoid long delays in estate settlements caused by missing or unknown heirs
Avoid sorting through piles of family records and conducting time-consuming searches
Get professional, fully documented reports and charts that can be used as exhibits in legal matters
WHO WE HELP
Attorneys, estate executors, and financial institutions in any legal cases involving kinship determination
HOW WE DO IT
We combine traditional genealogical research skills with our people finding techniques to trace a family tree back and then forward again to identify living heirs.
Our detailed reports and family tree charts are fully cited and are acceptable as an exhibit in court proceedings.
98% SUCCESS RATE
Our vast experience and specialized training in Forensic Genealogy ensures your project has the highest chance of success.
What You Can Expect From Us
Thorough research and analysis with documented evidence
Document files containing copies of all source documents (if desired)
Detailed research reports with complete source citations
Family tree charts
Affidavits of due diligence (if necessary)
Public Record Database Contact Information listings for living next-of-kin
Discovering Connections LLC is a forensic genealogical research company whose sole focus is locating missing and unknown heirs for legal proceedings.
Christine E. Neumann
Christine is an experienced Forensic Genealogist who is passionate about genealogy and assisting her clients with their legal research needs.
She loves the challenge of untangling the branches of family trees and solving her clients' complex genealogical research cases.
We charge a reasonable rate of $75/hour.
We are an unbiased third party and our fees are never based on a percentage of the estate.
Additional expenses, i.e. document purchasing fees, are charged separately at cost.
You will always receive a quote for the anticipated research in advance and no additional expenses will be incurred without your approval.
Most projects can be completed in 3-6 weeks, although more complex or extensive projects may take longer.
Have a court date quickly approaching? Expedited services may be available upon request.
You will receive updates on your project, so you are well- informed of the progress and anticipated completion date.
We will work with you to accommodate for deadlines, as much as we are able. However, not all records are immediately available and record requests can delay project completion.
What Our Clients Say
"I was referred to Discovering Connections from a colleague when I had a difficult intestate succession case. Christine was able to quickly make sense of the large stack of family documents and ultimately identified the decedent's 47 first cousins and their issue. I was so grateful for her hard work on this challenging case!"
Samantha, Texas Probate Attorney
"Christine was very professional, organized, and thorough. She listened to my particular needs and her report gave me everything I needed. I am glad I decided to bring my heir search project to Discovering Connections."