Probate Researcher – 27k

Probate Researcher/Genealogy Researcher – Suffolk – To £27,000 pa

We have been asked by a leading Genealogy company to identify an outstanding Probate and Genealogy Researcher.

The role:

As a Probate Researcher/Genealogy Researcher, you will be responsible for conducting in-depth research to identify and locate heirs, beneficiaries, and relevant family members in the context of probate cases or genealogical investigations. This role requires a combination of investigative skills, attention to detail, and a solid understanding of legal and genealogical principles.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Investigate and analyse probate cases to determine rightful heirs and beneficiaries.
  • Examine legal documents, such as wills, estate records, and court filings, to gather information.
  • Verify and document relationships between deceased individuals and potential heirs.

Genealogical Research:

  • Conduct thorough genealogical research to trace family histories and relationships.
  • Utilize various sources, including online databases, archives, and historical records.
  • Build and maintain comprehensive family trees to establish connections.
  • Document Analysis:
  • Review and interpret legal documents, contracts, and historical records.
  • Extract relevant information to establish family connections and inheritance rights.
  • Maintain accurate and organized documentation of research findings.
  • Communicate effectively with legal professionals, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide clear and concise reports detailing research results and findings.
  • Collaborate with legal teams to ensure accurate and relevant information is obtained.
  • Problem Solving:
  • Address challenges related to missing or incomplete information in the research process.


  • Proven experience in probate or genealogical research is preferred.
  • Familiarity with legal documents and terminology.
  • Proficient in using genealogical research tools, databases, and archives.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational abilities.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.


The role has a generous base salary to £27,000 per annum.

Job Category: Research
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Kesgrave

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