John H. Hunt, Jr., and Myrtle Charles nee Hunt, Brother and Sister, of Leeds, England, Are Entitled to Unclaimed Money
When beginning research in a missing heir case, we have absolutely no idea where the historical records will take us. Unfortunately, after making a substantial commitment of our time, effort and financial resources, we must close a case without finding those entitled to unclaimed money and lost property since, frankly, we cannot afford to go […]Read More
U.S. Government coffers contain an astounding $18 Billion in unclaimed money. Navigating exactly which branch holds the money is one’s first hurdle, but we ran across a graph which can possibly point one in the right direction. Early last week, NPR posted on its blog an easily readable chart setting forth the amount of unclaimed […]Read More
Can A City Be Entitled to Unclaimed Money? You Bet and After 7 Months of Disbelief, the City of North Tonawanda, NY, Receives $70,000 in Unclaimed Funds from the California Controller Held Since 2007.
In over twenty years of searching for beneficiaries to unclaimed money and lost property, we find that it is not only individuals who benefit, but just about any entity can, such as corporations, L.L.C.s, partnerships, non-profits, charities, churches, and, surprisingly, even some of the nation’s cities. But as with disbelieving individuals, we must overcover city […]Read More
This weekend as first reported in the German news magazine, Focus, and as reported in the Australian newspaper (and endlessly repeated by the international press), the world learned of the existence of a cache of art work hidden away in the Munich condo of the aged son of Hildebrand Gurlitt, a German art dealer tasked by […]Read More
Australian Bank Account Holders Beware! Accounts “Inactive” After Three Years & Subject to Government Seizure as Unclaimed Property.
Faced with the dilemma of paying for growing expenditures with lower tax revenues, governments world wide have aggressively sought new sources of cash, and many have focused their efforts on seizing “unclaimed property,” including “inactive” bank and savings accounts. A fascinating article in The Sydney Morning Herald sets forth how astoundingly successful these efforts have been. The […]Read More
Heir Hunters International is working on a case involving a family from the City of Pachuca in the Country of Mexico. The Amercian research revealed no U.S. heirs, and the unclaimed funds remain on deposit. Normally, our reseachers jump at the chance to conduct geneaogical research in the archives of a foreign county, but, […]Read More
Irving Klein passed away in San Luis Opisbo County, California, not long ago. He named his cousin, Edith Rokos Mchacis, the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Problem is, Edith lived some 6,000 miles away, and no one can locate her present whereabouts or know if she is even still alive. Edith’s last know […]Read More
Often when initially contacting someone entitled to unclaimed funds or lost property, Heir Hunters International is met with disbelief, sometimes bordering on outright hostility. In an attempt to overcome this understandable reaction, when possible, Heir Hunters International will film interviews of individuals who, through its efforts, obtained their property. Here, Bonnie K, a working mother […]Read More