Finding Missing Heirs and Claimants Since 1987

Paul Elissiry & Chris Larsgaard, Private Investigators

Client Testimonials


Estate Research has obtained millions of dollars for hundreds of clients throughout the world. Here are words of thanks and actual letters received from some of our past clients:

"...I would like to thank you for your work in locating me and for the expeditious manner in which your firm handled the settlement."

Lorraine Wilkin (October 1989)

"...Your professional handling of the many details associated with the recovery of this inheritance prompts me to offer my recommendation of your company to any person contemplating using your company."

E. Bill Hart (September 1990)

"...This is a very belated thank you for locating the family of George Peterson so that wecould benefit from his estate… It was interesting to hear how your company operates and sounds like you probably have some very interesting experiences in your investigations…I wish you well in your business pursuits."

Mike Hall (February 1991)

"...the inheritance check arrived and I think it is the most interesting thing to happen to me in many years. Paul, you did a fantastic job… We all appreciate everything you did for us. It would be fun to meet you someday…"

Goldalee Latter (March 1991)

"…Thanks for your energy and effort. The timing is perfect…A unique experience – apositive one! If you are ever in Seattle, feel free to look me up."

Bonnie Hilary (March 1991)

"...I just wanted to thank you for all you have done for us. We are thankful you were inspired to find Don with all the Miller's out there in the world. Receiving the money was a great surprise... We truly love and appreciate all you did…"

Don Miller (February 1994)

"…We both really appreciated so much that you were able to locate him. He was very surprised… He was very happy to receive his check… If you are ever up this way, please stop in…"

Ray Brett (November 1996)

"...I would like to thank you for the research you did on this account. We received the check today. We would have never known that this existed without your help. We certainly appreciated you pursuing this matter for us."

Joanne Yates (December 1996)

"…Just a note to thank you and your staff for the work done…Paul, you fill a valuable niche particularly in a society like ours which is based on law…If you ever want to use us as a reference feel free to do so. Again Thanks."

Henry Ensler (January 1997)

"...Thank you for your letter… Since your firm was dealing with a "Doubting Thomas", it is reassuring to know there are people working out there who mean what they say…"

Muriel Lobb (February 1997)

"…I wish you all the best to you and to your kind family, lots of success in your work… Many heartily thanks to you. It really was very nice of you."

Emilie Katerenakova (December 1997)

"…I thank you very much and with great appreciation of your vocation!"

Mollie Goldberg (March 1998)

"…I wish to thank you for the courteous service which your firm provided. I would be more than pleased to be a reference at any time if you felt that I could be helpful in this regard."

Paul Hupf, Attorney at Law (July 1998)

"...I wish to express my thanks for your efficient handling of this discovered inheritance. Your patience, persistence and polite handling of this matter speaks well for your firm and for you as an individual. Needless to say, my first response was skeptical, but I was quickly impressed by your honesty and candor."

Martin Switters (July 1998)

"...Thanks a lot for this unexpected "gift". You do good work… When we first started with the recovery process all of my friends thought it was some sort of hoax… Should you ever be in Honolulu look me up."

Michael Welsh (October 1998)

"...I am grateful for your help and cooperation in this matter. If I may ever be called on to vouch for your firm, I shall be more than glad to do so... My profound thanks to you."

Ralph Seifer (November 1998)

"…Thank you for your assistance in handling this estate. Enclosed is our check in payment of your finder’s fee…We appreciate your efforts on our behalf."

American Heart Association (September 1999)

"..Just a quick note to say thank you for all you've done. You have always been patient, sympathetic, honest, and have truly held our best interests at heart. Please express our thanks to your staff as well, they have always been very helpful. It has been a pleasure to work with you. Who knows, maybe our paths will cross once again."

Diane (March 2000)

"Thank you for informing me about the existence of the unlisted bank account in the name of my deceased brother… You kept me informed on the status of the efforts to recover a part of the estate… It was a pleasure talking with you several times…"

Jesse B. (March 2000)

"...I believe in miracles! During these last years of school, I have been wondering how I was going to go to school full time, study full time and work. You answered my prayers… Thank you for finding me!!"

Kathryn (September 2000)

"On behalf of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., corporate trustee of the Donald G. Watts Trust... I am pleased to enclose a check. This payment is for your services done for the Watts estate."

Mary, Wells Fargo Bank (September 2000)

"...I wanted to write to you and thank you for contacting my father about this inheritance... Daddy passed away… Without the inheritance, Daddy would have had to go to a nursing home… So once again, thanks a lot. You will never know what a difference your helping made in our lives."

Vicki (March 2002)

"...On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you for all your efforts in settling the estate… We all appreciated finding out about this interesting relative… Thank you again for all your hard work."

Jay Merrow (October 2002)

"…The family genealogy chart you provided is deeply appreciated... My sincere appreciation to you and Mr. Mangini for your efforts regarding this matter."

Patricia Layton (November 2002)

"...Enjoying 2 chair lifts we bought with the money… Thank you for all the extras you did for me."

Golde Hersch (July 2004)

"…Thanks just doesn’t seem enough for all you’ve done for my family…would you please pass on my thanks to Mr. Mangini as well…Thank you very much."

Eva Rick (June 2005)

"…I appreciate the work you did...when Sallie and I are in S.F. we like to have lunch with you…"

Salvatore (June 2006)

"...Thanks to you for telling me about my sister’s account and for doing all the work to claim the money for me."

Kathleen Duggan (June 2008)

"…Thanks for your work in locating and retrieving my inheritance. For that, I am extremely grateful. Also I appreciate the pleasant and professional manner in which I have always received."

Liz Lownney (July 2010)

"… If you need a reference please add me to your list. I think a person would just want to make sure you were legitimate. We get so many people coming at you constantly with spam and such that it can seem too good to be true. Again, thank you for such a professional approach to this process. You kept us informed all along the way."

Carol N. (March 2011)

"... I would like to thank you and your staff, for all the hard work you guys have done... it was kind of skeptical at the first contact, but at the end it was worth a try and a big triumph for my family and your staff… Again, a big thanks."

Joe R. (July 2011)

"...I can't thank you enough for the service you provide. I didn't know there were people out there like you and your team… If you need to use me as a reference, please do not hesitate to do so."

Kitti C. (July 2012)

"…You are a true professional and gentleman. You have performed your service superbly and I will be glad to attest to your services whenever needed…Best wishes and thanks for a job well done."

Milton Z. (July 2012)

"...We received our checks. We can't thank you enough for seeing this through so well. I'm so glad we believed in you... It would be our pleasure to highly recommend you."

Joan L. (September 2012)

"…Thank you for all you have done for us. You really have been amazing, being so patient with everyone, and handling the skeptics so professionally. If you ever need a reference, we’re here…"

Gayle L. (September 2012)

"... I just wanted to thank you for all of the work that you have done for us. I am so happy that from our 1st phone call you convinced me to work with you. The inheritance check arrived right after Christmas and it was and will be appreciated for a long time… I would like to tell all of your future clients to really listen to you when you call."

Richard K. (January 2013)

"… I received my check last week and wish to thank you for the gift I never would have known about had it not been for your organization. We older folks are warned so much about scams and predators and if you had not been diligent I would not have followed through on this project…Thank you for your persistence and efforts."

Nancy B. (April 2013)

"...I just want to say the following to you, so you know how thankful I am for all you did for me and my family. The unexpected gift of the monies I received was a pleasant surprise. The way you handled the process from beginning to end with such honesty was exceptional. I also appreciated the contact you maintained with me during this time…"

Sibille K (May 2014)

"…I thank you again so much for all you did for me, God bless you and the work you do! All of you are truly awesome, angels sent to earth to help those in need. At the right moment in our lives, I will always be grateful and keep you in my prayers."

Meribel D. (June 2014)

"…What a big surprise! Today my son got the money in his account and all because of you and Mr. Mangini. If you only knew how helpful the money is for my son…I don’t know how to thank you enough. If there is something that you would like to have from the Netherlands just let me know. A big hug!"

Jacqueline K. (September 2014)

"...I really appreciate your help and the company’s time and efforts. Most of all the dedication to succeed. Without the firm's work, I wouldn't have this chance for a life changing opportunity right now."

George O. (June 2015)

"…I just want to thank you for your services in the…estate… I appreciate your communication and timely updates during this process. All matters were handled with the upmost professionalism by you and your team. I am grateful for the distribution check I received."

Susan K. (October 2015)

"Please accept this small gift of appreciation for all of your time and effort in securing my inheritance. Thank you very much!"

Phil and Carla (February 2016)

"It was more than a pleasure working with you and your company. It took a little persuasion from you but you convinced me it was not a scam. You have a great website and I did check you out! So glad I did. I think it is wonderful how you are helping people get monies owed to their families. I never would have gotten mine if it had not been for all your investigation work that you did. Thank you so very much!..."

Connie (June 2016)

"…Thank you very much for sending me the check… I truly appreciate all of the procedures you completed for me on this case… I sincerely appreciate your support and efforts throughout this case from the bottom of my heart. I wish you continued good health... Thank you very much."

A. N. (November 2016)

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