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 100 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.

Legal Sector

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

Working with the legal profession for 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.

Why Choose Hoopers?

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

Further reading

Hoopers - Putting Down New Roots

After 25 years in the Clerkenwell area, Hoopers is relocating to Shad Thames in London SE1.

Central London has always been our home, with our previous offices located in close proximity to the public search rooms which were once vital to our work.

With the search rooms long since closed following the advent of digitised records, and our centenary fast approaching, we felt it was time to find a new home in a vibrant, colourful part of London which is nevertheless steeped in history.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new office soon!

Hoopers News

Latest testimonial - 23/01/2024
True professionalism in an area of work which is highly sensitive.... read more
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Bella and Aleesha are Hoopers’ newest recruits within the Legal Sector. Having both graduated with degrees in Law, they joined Hoopers as Researchers through the government's Kickstart scheme. Here is what they have to say about their experiences so far...... read more
Census data is a vital asset to the work of Genealogists, and with the 1921 census released for public viewing earlier this year, it has already shaped many of our cases here at Hoopers.... read more
Hoopers sponsor the inaugural CILEx National Awards 2018 hosted by actress and comedian Sally Phillips.... read more
Congratulations to Rachel Lee CILEx Graduate of the Year 2017.... read more
Chairman Mike Tringham was on duty in Leeds presenting The CILEx Lawyer of the Year award which is co-sponsored by Hoopers.... read more
Hoopers have continued our sponsorship of the CILEx Graduate of the Year programme.... read more
Hoopers make their return to the popular BBC TV programme Heir Hunters.... read more
Winners and placements at the Lawyer in Local Government awards 2015.... read more
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Hoopers case manager Marc McCardie appears in June's edition of the CILeX Journal, talking in a probate feature concerning complex estate administration.... read more
See who the CILEx Graduate of the Year 2015 is...... read more
As part of our recent rebrand we commissioned a series of images from the extremely talented, Gloucestershire-based illustrator and print-maker Andy Lovell.... read more
If you have visited our website before you cannot fail to notice that things have changed quite a bit since your last visit.... read more