How long does it take to complete a genealogical project?
The time it takes to complete a project varies. It depends on the number of individuals in the decedent’s family we have to research and/or locate. Smaller cases of 10 heirs or less can take about 2-3 months, cases which involve maternal and paternal moieties will take longer.
Do you negotiate a contract with the heir for a percentage of their inheritance?
Do you provide updates of the research you are doing?
Can you do a “rush” job?
Do you contact all the heirs?
Most of the time we communicate with the heir by telephone, e-mail, or correspondence. We feel this is best so that we can (1) confirm the heir’s address, (2) confirm their relationship to the decedent, (3) confirm other family information, and (4) answer questions they may have concerning us, the decedent, or the case. Upon client request, Champion & Champion, can identify and locate the heir(s) without actually contacting them.