Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Heir Hunters Series This Evening BBC2

Hello All -

The series of Heir Hunters comes on our tv screens tonight at 7:00 pm on BBC2.  This is the first time that the show has been on prime time.  In the past it has been shown at 9:00 am on the weekday mornings.  This change from morning to evening can potentially expose the show to more folks.  Unfortunately, it looks like the episode is a repeat, but I am sure that there are those out there that haven't seen it.

If you haven't ever seen this series it is really fascinating.  It normally follows the stories of 2 or 3 cases of people who have died without leaving a will or no known kin, and then potentially finding the deceased man or woman's heirs after their research work.  The most famous of the companies in the programme is Fraser and Fraser.  It makes one stressful watching them trying to beat the competition to the found heirs.  You end up rooting for them to find them first after watching them going through all that hard work.  Of course, the other companies are working just as hard, but not seen on the tv.

It is an enjoyable series to watch.  It shows genealogy done from a different angle and using different techniques.  It also really makes one think about the importance of getting their "business" in order before passing on.  There are so many people that do not leave a will or some sort of information about their family.  Some probably think that they don't have anything to leave, but that really doesn't matter in the end.  It is about a person's loved ones and the memories of one's life that are more important than things. 

Until Next Time . . .

1 comment:

FindersUK said...

It is sad that many people that do not leave a will or some sort of information about their family. It is hard to trace missing beneficiary and make relevant document for property claims.