THE IAPPR Professional Register

The IAPPR was created to bring much needed voluntary self-regulation and an authoritative professional voice to the industry.

We recommend membership of other organisations too, such as:

However, none of the above organisations provide a strict regulatory framework for the probate research industry.

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Sample IAPPR Members logo

THE IAPPR ALLOWS MEMBERS TO DEMONSTRATE IT’S ADMISSION TO THE ASSOCIATION THROUGH USE OF THE IAPPR APPROVED LOGO.

NO LOGO = NOT A MEMBER

The International Association of Professional Probate Researchers, Genealogists & Heir Hunters: Why Standards Are Required in the industry

In some countries the probate research industry is unregulated. Anyone can call themselves a probate researcher, so it’s important to take proper advice from the established corporate members of the IAPPR.

Identifying and locating beneficiaries to estates, funds and assets requires research knowledge and experience, as well as a thorough understanding of the law.

The probate process is complex and fraught with legal difficulties. The IAPPR can help member companies by providing a safe source of professional consultation.

Why we feel that working with an IAPPR member is essential in today’s climate : Errors and Financial Penalties

Even a small error can result in legal and financial penalties, which is why probate research is best conducted or overseen by a professional. Professionals, such as IAPPR members, have thorough training and experience in probate research.

Where heirs to an estate, assets or funds are missing or unknown, IAPPR members can be instructed to trace and locate them in a secure and ethical manner.

IAPPR BENEFITS

Why firms choose to join a recognised and reputable association

The IAPPR demonstrates integrity and professionalism. Member companies have met key criteria and the required professional standing.

Because the IAPPR is aligned with experienced professionals we can offer superior and accurate advice to fellow members, the media or the general public.

If you have been approached by a probate researcher, ask them if they are an IAPPR member to give you peace of mind.