Global Business Award Winner - 'Best Probate Genealogy Researcher - Australia'

Welcome to

Probate Genealogy, Heir Research & Family History Consultants 

Australia, NZ, UK & Ireland Specialist

About Us

Your Trusted Research Partner

Hello. My name is Neil Gill. I'm the Founder and Principal of SAVVY SEARCHES and a Member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) as a Probate Genealogist assisting the legal industry. 

We are a dynamic probate genealogy business proudly servicing Australian and global clients by conducting the necessary research to identify, locate and document beneficiaries for estate and other matters. 

With over 30yrs Genealogical Research Experience including 12yrs in Probate Genealogy and 5yrs managing Deceased Estates, we are the go to place to solve your research needs. 

We also extend our services to help the private family historian.

Our History

SAVVY SEARCHES launched in Melbourne, Australia back in Oct 2013. Since then we've resolved hundreds of Cases for our valued Australian, UK and other overseas clients. 

In this time, we're also proud to have received recognition with ACQ and APAC Global Business Awards for 'Best Probate Genealogy Researcher - Australia' and 'Best Family History Researcher - Australia'.

Add Value to Your Business

If you're looking for expert professional service to conduct probate genealogy research in Australia, NZ, the UK, Ireland or elsewhere for your important Cases, then get in touch with me by telephone or email and we'll discuss your needs. You can also send me a message using our contact page. We leave No Stone Unturned

I look forward to hearing from you so we can be a part of the solution and in turn add value to your business.

Memberships & Affiliations

Our Services

Probate Genealogy & Heir Hunting

Probate Genealogy is the Science of Forensic Genealogical Investigation to establish legal heirs in estates and other matters. Our partners and clients predominantly come from the legal, trustee and probate research industries in Australia, NZ, UK and Ireland, our areas of expertise. Our experience and global contacts mean that we can also conduct research in other parts of the world. 

If you're a potential beneficiary or organisation that has been contacted by us, or another interested party, then please know that the matters we handle are legitimate and that we work with those involved to allay concerns and guide them through the process of confirming their entitlements. Contact us and we'll help you.

Family, Local or Special History Projects

We are the 'Go To Place' to resolve your research needs with over 35 years' experience in family history and other types of research. 

We've provided research for the Museum Victoria to discover more about Richard Dubourg, a London Cork Modeller from the late 18th and early 19th Century providing the Museum with crucial results on Richard's true identity, parents,  background, related lines and what he got up to during his lifetime. 

Historically, he had always been confused with another artist by the same surname. In fact many believed they were one and the same, but with focused research we proved that they were two separate artists.

Other Enquiries

We welcome contact from all potential beneficiaries, organisations, prospective Probate Genealogy or Family History clients, partners and all parts of the media. The Privacy of all individuals, partners and clients though will always be protected and specific Cases will only be discussed with those involved. We are also willing to discuss any genealogical or historical research needs. 

Probate Genealogy is an interesting business, so we would be happy also to provide editorial copy about our services for approved relevant publications. Drop us a line.

Contact Us

Contact Form

Getting in touch is Easy


Write to us at P.O. Box 225, Caulfield East, VIC 3145, Australia (Office: 3 Turner Crt, Glen Waverley, Vic 3150)

03 9803 8714 or 0400 674 806

Our Hours



Just call, email or message us to make an enquiry or appoint us in a matter. It's Easy. Send us some details too. We'll assess the task, respond with our thoughts and terms then liaise with you to establish an agreed budget prior to obtaining your authority to proceed with any research.

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