The northernmost branch of GEN Gesellschaft für Erbenermittlung mbH is located in Hamburg and is well-staffed with attorneys and historians. With northern German charm and valuable language skills, even in Low German, our team of four probate researchers has already located heirs for hundreds of estate matters, whether in Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, northern Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pommerania or Bremen.
Reading old handwriting such as Sütterlin or Kurrent and being well versed in online research form the basis of our genealogists’ work. Of vital importance are the many excellent contacts to vital records offices, registration offices and local courts as well as excellent knowledge of northern German archives. Our Hanseatic probate researchers are very well connected to the mainly Protestant church record archives and the church districts in northern Germany. We also consult with the Hamburg State Archives during our research.
Beyond Hamburg the branch serves as a bridge for GEN Gesellschaft für Erbenermittlung mbH to the Scandinavian countries. As such, our employees search for and locate unknown heirs and solve international probate matters in Northern Europe. Legal knowledge regarding country-specific lines and classes of succession is absolutely necessary.