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ABOUT AGHS

AGHS - American Global Heir Search - is an international forensic genealogical firm that locates missing heirs and beneficiaries to estates, guardianships, and trusts. AGHS is an American company. The company’s headquarters are in Tampa, Florida, with branches in Charlotte, North Carolina and New York, New York.

AGHS was founded in 2007 by Craig Luty and the German parent company GEN Gesellschaft für Erbenermittlung mbH. AGHS's parent company was the first European firm to ever open an office in the United States. GEN is based in Berlin and is one of the largest companies in the business. Other locations include branches in Gera, Hannover, Hamburg, Cologne and Bayreuth as well as the Polish subsidiaries in Slubice, Krakow and Wroclaw and a subsidiary in Prague, Czech Republic. Furthermore, AGHS and GEN have close contacts with professional researchers and partner firms worldwide. AGHS works hand in hand with these partners whenever a case extends to another continent.

THE AGHS TEAM

Craig Luty
PRESIDENT, Genealogist
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Craig Luty
Claire Ammon
Certified GenealogistSM
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Claire Ammon
Amy Crabill Lay
Genealogist
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Amy Crabill Lay
Joan Huber
Genealogist
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Joan Huber
Kathy Ivers
Genealogist
Tel: +1 704 998 2591
FAX: +1 704 998 5301
E-Mail: Kathy Ivers
Kim Jadlowski
Finance, Human Resource
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Kim Jadlowski
Leah Johnson
Case Manager
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Leah Johnson
Michelle Lawson Gray
Genealogist, Representative
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Michelle Lawson Gray
Katherine Pilcher
Genealogist
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Katherine Pilcher
Matt Veleber
Administration / Case Manager
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
E-Mail: Matt Veleber

SERVICES FOR HEIRS

AGHS specializes in locating missing heirs in national and international estate matters which hold significant positive assets.

AGHS does not send out mass mailings and is not a debt collector. The only reason you are contacted is if you have been located and identified as a link to an estate.

AGHS bears the full risk before a client receives the inheritance. The fee is contingent upon success and leaves you completely risk-free.

  • SERVICES FOR HEIRS
  • Identification of estates with missing/unknown heirs
  • Acquiring all documents to prove the heirship (including the translation of foreign documents)
  • Providing expert witness testimonies in court proceedings
  • Advancing all fees and expenses
  • Preventing delays for the distribution of estate assets

SERVICES FOR ATTORNEYS

After many years of handling competitive cases and documenting the interests of thousands of heirs both nationally and internationally, AGHS offers great incentive to fiduciaries.

Leaving no heirs behind, AGHS completes a detailed genealogical search and ensures that each requirement is satisfied. Additionally, AGHS brings peace of mind to attorneys who can feel confident and at ease knowing they are delivering the appropriate share to the appropriate heir.

  • SERVICES FOR ATTORNEYS
  • Research for missing heirs or legatees
  • Serving due diligence requirements
  • Adaptable fee structure: Contingency fee, Flat rate, Hourly (competitive pricing)
  • Creating comprehensible color-coded family trees and pedigree charts
  • Completing family history for estate cases with or without a Last Will

CONTACT

Headquarters
Tampa
1512 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596
Phone: +1 813 657 2447
Fax: +1 813 661 8135
Email: info@aghs.com
Branch
New York
394 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: +1 813 657 2447
Fax: +1 813 661 8135
Email: info@aghs.com
Branch
Charlotte
401 North Tryon Street, 10th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: +1 704 998 2591
Fax: +1 704 998 5301
Email: info@aghs.com