AGHS   AMERICAN GLOBAL HEIR SEARCH
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OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICES
SERVICES FOR HEIRS
SERVICES FOR ATTORNEYS

Our Mission

Locating rightful heirs and beneficiaries with compassion, transparency, and professionalism.

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.

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

Amy Crabill Lay

President, Genealogist
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
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Michelle Lawson Gray

Genealogist, Representative
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
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Katherine Pilcher

Genealogist
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
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Susan Thompson

Client Manager, Genealogist
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
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L. Darlene McFarland

Client Manager
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Joan Huber

Genealogist
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FAX: +1 813 661 8135
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Claire Ammon

Certified GenealogistSM
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FAX: +1 813 661 8135
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Kim Jadlowski

Finance, Human Resource
Tel: +1 813 657 2447
FAX: +1 813 661 8135
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Ashley Craft

Administrative Assistant
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FAX: +1 813 661 8135
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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.

  • Identification of estates with missing/unknown heirs
  • Acquiring all documents to prove the heirship (including the translation of foreign documents)
  • No cost to heirs unless AGHS is successful in recovering assets
  • Advancing all fees and expenses
  • Preventing delays for the distribution of estate assets
  • Obtain board certified attorneys to represent heirs’ interest
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Mention

For peace of mind, AGHS is a bonded corporation with an Errors & Omissions policy of two million dollars.

Services for Attorneys and Administrators

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.

  • 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
  • Expert Court Testimony
  • Foreign Research

Testimonials

Denise T.

“Thanks to all of you for finding my family. Had it not been for you, we would not have known about our uncle.”

Reanna S.

“I decided to move forward with AGHS and see where this journey might take me. To say this experience was life changing would be an absolute understatement. Their staff and attorney were professional, dedicated, patient, and helpful at every single turn. I am a very tough person to please and am always skeptical. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that AGHS and their associates are both trustworthy and on the straight and narrow! My advice, go for it! It might be the best financial decision of your life.”

Wanda W.

“I would like to thank AGHS for their invaluable assistance and express my gratitude to all the individuals who have contributed to the swift and professional handling of the case.”

Contact Us

Tampa

Headquarter
400 N. Tampa Street, Suite 2220
Tampa, Florida 33602

Phone: +1 813 657 2447
Fax: +1 813 661 8135
Email: info@aghs.com