Tracing next of kin - Hoopers offer a range of services.

We provide the legal profession, public sector and beneficiaries with the benefits of highly specialised knowledge and the skills developed over the course of more than 95 years of working in probate-related genealogy.


Are you reading this because we contacted you? Were you surprised to be approached?

If so then you should know that Hoopers have been reuniting individuals with unclaimed estates since 1923. We have become rather good at it over the years but please ring us on 020 7490 3908 or alternatively read on to allow us to answer any questions you may have.

Public Sector

Hoopers have gained a reputation as a genealogy provider of choice for many Public Sector bodies, including Local Authorities, Coroners and NHS Trusts.

Hoopers have a dedicated Public Sector research team that are expert in Section 46 Public Health Act - Funeral Administration.


Hoopers have been offering the legal profession a bespoke service since we were established in 1923.

Working with the legal profession for almost 100 years has given Hoopers the edge over our competitors as we know how to deliver the professional and thorough service you are entitled to expect from a genealogy provider.


Hoopers are still open for business, as we have been since 1923.

Contingency measures have been implemented to protect our staff by enabling them to work from home, without compromising the thorough and efficient service our clients have come to expect from us.

Calls to our London office will be diverted and answered during normal office hours, and we will continue to respond to emails and other correspondence without delay.

For obvious reasons, we are unable to arrange appointments for personal visits to beneficiaries for the time being, but we look forward to resuming this long-established element of our service when Government advice confirms it is safe for us to do so.

Our best wishes go out to all our clients and visitors to our website during these difficult times.

Why Choose Hoopers?

Please click on the link below for details of our commitments to you.

Further reading

Fake Email Warning

Hoopers are aware of a scam involving emails claiming to come from Hoopers. These emails are impersonations by spammers pretending to be from Hoopers. These emails are not genuine and we advise you to ignore them.

Genuine emails from us will always be on the domain "" and we will NEVER ask you to send us money in order to purchase a claim on an estate.

If you have any concerns please telephone us on +44 (0) 20 7490 3908