Beginning January 3, the Brits will be able to view a program entitled “Heir Hunters” on their version of the History Channel. In looking at the previews, it looks to be an exciting program. I know a number of folks involved in the business of heir searching here in Salt Lake City, and must say that it’s far too intense an occupation for me. But there are those that like the chase, with the element of making a killing or having wasted a lot of valuable time.
The following is from the History.co.uk website:
Currently over 3,000 names from across the country are on the Treasury’s unsolved case list, could you be set to inherit a fortune?
When someone dies without leaving a will and there’s no known relative to inherit, Her Majesty’s Treasury receives the money. Unless, that is, probate detectives can find previously unknown family members, within a limited time frame.
We follow a team of probate detectives, known as the Heir Hunters and track down missing family members of people who have died without making a will. Time is always against the Heir Hunters as they try to beat the clock to place fortunes into the right hands.
Weekdays at 7pm from 3 January