About Us

Helvor Probate Research Limited is a friendly probate research company based in the West Midlands run by Helen Ball. Helen had been heir hunting informally for quite some time and decided to set the company up with Trevor Williams due to her continued success in the field along with the appreciation shown by the families and individuals she had helped. Trevor has now retired but still takes an interest in the business where Helen is also assisted by Nick and Ian.

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Helen Ball

Helen has been tracing her family history since the age of 10 and has enjoyed making the most of the progress she had made in the field of genealogy over the years. She regularly visits record offices and archives for research as well as making the most of the services available online.

She is a chartered member of the institute of Library and Information Professionals and enjoys breaking down those brick walls in family history by tracing small pieces on information from many sources and putting them together to make one big picture!

Helen is also a member of the Federation of Probate and Asset Researchers (FPAR), The Society of Genealogists and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG.)

Helen has also attended many family history courses over the years as well as being an active member of the Heir Hunters Association.

Helen is happily married to her husband Nick and have three daughters - all now young adults!

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