Who We Are

Formed in 2012 by Kirsty Gray, we are a people finding firm based in Calne, Wiltshire. With experts located all over the globe, we are able to draw down from a wide range of resources, with the ability to find information from almost anywhere in the world.

We are Family Wise

Family Wise is one of the country’s leading probate research and genealogy firms. Over the last decade, we have grown to a team of over thirty staff located not only in our High Street office in Calne but around the world. Our dedicated and expert team have a history of solving mysteries nobody else has been able to, whether as heir tracers, DNA experts, adoption angels or through plain old-fashioned genealogical nous.

Whatever your question, Family Wise will be able to help – and if we don’t know how straight away, you can be sure we’ll be able to find out before too long!

A word from our CEO, Kirsty

Family Wise has grown from a tiny acorn to one of the leading probate and intestacy companies in the country as well as being the only High Street family history research company.

We deal with enquiries from obtaining certificates to producing family history reports, working with solicitors to solve testate and intestate matters to heir tracing from the Bona Vacantia list and private council referrals.

Every day at Family Wise is different and our team work together to provide an open, honest, transparent, and ethical service to all our clients.

Want to join the Family Wise team?

Looking for the next step in your career? Interested in genealogy and wanting to make a living doing what you love?

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We have helped thousands of beneficiaries in over 40 countries and across 6 continents - find out how we can help you!

More Success Stories

I learned from Family Wise that I was the beneficiary from the estate of a relative who died intestate. Although his estate was in the UK and I am in the US which made things a bit more complicated., Family Wise went out of their way to make getting the estate settled as easy for me as possible and although it took some years, they were diligent in keeping me up to date as to what was happening and ultimately securing the funds were sent to me. They are a very professional firm and I would recommend them without hesitation to anyone needing their types of services.

Linda Young

Peyton from Family Wise Limited was very helpful. My family is in the United States, so this process was strange to us. Peyton was patient with us and walked us through the process. Thank you so much for your professionalism.

Tammy Byrd

Highly professional and efficient are the ways I would describe Family Wise Ltd. Whilst the findings of my inheritance were not life-changing amounts, the service I received was superb. Thank you so much for your efforts Family Wise, it was greatly appreciated.

Bob Prior

Totally out of the blue I was contacted by Family Wise Limited that I had a distant relative that had died with an unclaimed estate. With a 120 year researched family tree thrown in and a cheque I received today, all I can say is well done Family Wise Limited, and thank you to the very pleasant staff.

Peter Warneford-Bygrave

Thank you all at Family Wise for all the work that was carried out to recover money. Was very interesting to receive the family tree.

Avis Rose

Excellent service and through Family Wise, I discovered things I never knew regarding my mother

Carole Rust

Family Wise are a legitimate company and provide excellent service.
They were able to resolve the payment of a deceased relative’s funds to myself and family members for a reasonable admin fee.

Christopher McKeown

Family Wise contacted us (we’re in Australia) last year about our brother. They were very professional and trustworthy. I do not hesitate in recommending them.

Margaret Rees-Lee

The service is excellent it was in regard to my late wife’s uncle Brian Christopher Smith, who just received a letter about the family’s history. My wife lost touch with a lot of her family on her mother’s side. Thank you for all your help.

Michael Woolsey
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