Welcome to the Volks & Gates Ltd
Volks & Gates Limited is a international genealogical investigative research firm, with 40 years of experience in probate research, locating heirs, and verifying the relationships of the decedent’s heirs / beneficiaries. Our team of genealogists and private investigators work hand in hand to determine potential heirs and locate beneficiaries. Whether you are an heir or possible heir to an estate, probate attorney conducting an heir search, or a trust officer appointed by the courts, Volks & Gates has the tools and resources to assist you.
Volks & Gates is unlike the other probate research and heir locate services you are likely to find on the internet offering assistance in the probate research field. Most of these “estate research” firms collect a significant portion of the inheritance they are hired to locate. At Volks & Gates, we bill our clients on an hourly basis or on a contingency basis, which often results in a substantial savings for you in the long run. We believe that allowing our clients to set a budget on a case benefits all of the parties involved.
What we can do for you:
Probate research, genealogy, locate ancestors and document ancestry, create family trees, genealogical research, locating heirs and heir searches, estate research, locate beneficiaries, estate administration.
In order to effectively conduct probate research, genealogists need to be able to retrieve records in many jurisdictions. Volks & Gates has size, experience and ability to utilize sources in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, in certain circumstances Volks & Gates is able to access genealogy records overseas through our network of international contacts.
Our genealogists utilize the following sources in order to identify and locate missing and unknown heirs:
Census records, vital records, church records, immigration records,
court records, obituaries, database searches, interviews.
At Volks & Gates our primary goal is to provide our clients with the highest level of customer service possible. We strive to inform you of beneficiaries and their contact information in a timely and affordable matter. Furthermore, we encourage you to communicate with our researchers and investigators throughout the entire probate research process, in order to keep you informed of your case status.