The employees of the heir seach company GEN Gesellschaft für Erbenermittlung mbH in Bayreuth pursue not only estate matters in southeastern Germany. Because of the unique archival sources on location and the strategic location close to the Czech Republic, Poland and Austria, international probate cases can be attended to promptly and effectively.
Due to the archives of “Lastenausgleich” (compensation for loss of property due to the Second World War), Bayreuth is an important research site whenever probate researchers in Germany are active and heirs are being searched for. Family relationships can be clarified here even though church and civil registration records are no longer traceable. Our local colleagues not only conduct research in the archives for the genealogists working in other branches, but also search heirs themselves.
Thanks to their experience in evaluating archivial records they have outstanding expertise in paleography. In addition, the colleagues in Bayreuth have excellent contact to archives and registry offices in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia and the Czech Republic as well as to "Landmannschaften" (territorial associations) and family history societies.