The Heir Hunters Association's

Master Class

 

Spend time in the company of fellow researchers and experts

 

Fast Track your Heir Hunting career, and learn to improve efficiency, and avoid costly mistakes and delays.

 

Join here for more information about joining the Heir Hunters Association

 

Have a personalised 1:1 meeting with Maurice Clarke founder and chair of HHA


 

Maurice S Clarke : Founder and Managing Director/Chair .

 

Maurice was born at Daventry, Northamptonshire in 1942 and until 1972 was a farmer in that area. From then until 1980 he was founding director of Red Rovers Motorists Association a 10,000 membership 24hr nationwide vehicle breakdown service. After selling the business he worked in IT and Accountancy on various freelance assignments.

 

He founded the HHA in 2009, and in October 2011 led the organisation into the new corporate state.

 

Maurice regularly gives talks and lectures to Family History groups around the UK on the work of the HHA and MM, and is in regular contact with HHA members sharing experiences and knowledge for the benefit of all members. He is a Professional Member of the HHA in his own right and has successfully researched, claimed and administered many cases and is now leading his family owned company Heir Hunters Researchers Ltd www.hha-research.org.uk

 

Maurice is married to Mary, they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren and live in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Maurice was founder/Chair of the Federation of Probate and Asset Researchers Ltd www.fpar.org.uk 

 

 

Reserve your place now by registering your interest here so we can outline options.

 

Designed for both new and fledgling HHA members - these master classes are held at RUGBY

 

Typical content includes;

 

  • # Submitting claims to TSOL do's and don'ts

  • # Patience is a virtue

  • # A Brick Wall is it worth trying to scale it?

  • # BV or MM?

  • # Who dares wins!!!

  • # Growing your asset research business

  • # Insider intelligence - how and why

  • # Trust and Mistrust

  • # The qualities you need to succeed

  • # Ask for more subject areas here

  • There is be ample time for questions and answers and general discussion especially over the lunch

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  • Cost Options:

     

    £150.00 for 3 hours 11am to 2pm

    The member and up to 2 colleagues can attend

    There are no formal notes supplied as the event is personalised to suit your needs.

     

  • Register your interest here

     

    Fee is payable at least 28 days prior to event (by Bank Transfer)

    • Accommodation is normally available if required at the venue. Fees are none refundable.

 

 Private Meetings with Maurice S Clarke : Founder and Chair of both the HHA and FPAR

 

A new and popular service is the chance for a 1:1 meeting with Maurice and have several hours of detailed and personalized chat, dealing with specific areas of interest. Many members have already benefited from these comprehensive and limited opportunities to consult with one of the foremost authorities on Heir Hunting and Asset Research in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

 

Bring along a friend or partner who works with you in your new of fledgling probate research business (up to 3 in total.)

 

Sessions are held in Rugby, Warwickshire at a day to suit you, and run from 11am to 2pm.

 

Cost £150, plus the member acts as host for the lunch/drinks.

 

Member acts as host for drinks and a light working lunch.

 

For further information or to register your interest here

 

Meet the Course Tutors 2009-2015

 

The Tutors are all Directors of the Federation of Probate and Asset Researchers, the professions watchdog of ethics and fair dealing www.fpar.org.uk

 



 

David Gaertner : Selby : Founding Director of FPAR www.fpar.org.uk

 

Born in Sheffield in 1952 he started tracing his family tree, and enjoyed the research so much that he went part time into researching for a solicitor friend. In 2010 he decided to ‘go it alone’ with his wife Lesley, setting up Wishbone Family Research, and has, since that date brought a large number of cases to a conclusion (including one of the cases that ‘has baffled “Heir Hunters for years” in the BBC Heir Hunters programme.)   

 

David's friendly, open nature combined with his extensive knowledge and experience is a real treat and eye opener for HHA member delegates.

 

 



 

Tracey Sedgwick - Durham : Director of FPAR www.fpar.org.uk

 

Born in Bishop Auckland in 1970, Tracey was first self-employed in the service industry before re-training to be a numeracy tutor, progressing to a training co-ordinator for Durham County Council.

 

In 2008, having the need to reduce her working hours, due to the illness of one of her three sons, she decided to make her long time hobby of genealogy, a profession, gradually building up a successful heir hunter and genealogy business.

Tracey is also service provider of the highly successful web service www.hha-peopletrace.org.uk

 


 

Maurice S Clarke : Founder and Managing Director/Chair . Director/Chair of FPAR www.fpar.org.uk

 

Maurice was born at Daventry, Northamptonshire in 1942 and until 1972 was a farmer in that area. From then until 1980 he was founding director of Red Rovers Motorists Association a 10,000 membership 24hr nationwide vehicle breakdown service. After selling the business he worked in IT and Accountancy on various freelance assignments.

 

He founded the HHA in 2009, and in October 2011 led the organisation into the new corporate state.

 

Maurice regularly gives talks and lectures to Family History groups around the UK on the work of the HHA and MM, and is in regular contact with HHA members sharing experiences and knowledge for the benefit of all members. He is a Professional Member of the HHA in his own right and has successfully researched, claimed and administered many cases.

 

Maurice is married to Mary, they have 4 children and 4 grandchildren and live in Rugby, Warwickshire.

 

In 2012 Maurice founded and owns the Missing Millions web site https://www.missingmillions.org.uk and is working with many key HHA members to make this a reality, which will create vast work and earning opportunities for HHA members. Maurice is also lead partner of www.asset-research.org.uk, Director/Chair of Heir Hunters Researchers Ltd and the Federation of Probate and Asset Researchers Ltd. 

 

 

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 - Advanced Administrators Master Class, Tutors Tracey Sedgwick and Maurice Clarke presented the new Advanced Administrators course for dealing with estates >£15,000 where Letters of Administration (LoA) are needed, a vital course for understanding options and procedures for handling sizeable estates. course outline

 

This is what was said by some members about the course when asked how they enjoyed the day.

 

" Very much, networking and answers/advice on concerns/questions most helpful" Vicki Drew, Tree-Line, Woking, Surrey

 

" Very much, spoke to all other delegates, Tracey was easy to understand and follow" Karen Boland, ProGenies, Redditch, Worcestershire

 

What was especially useful? " more detailed administration details e.g. bank accounts for estates, section 27 notices, order in which relatives can claim or authorize LOA"  Helen Ball, Helvor Probate Research Ltd, Solihull.

 

 

 



Wednesday 19th March 2014
- Administrators Master Class, Tutors Tracey Sedgwick and Maurice Clarke once again delivered the highly desirable course.

"Well run day, good information and participation opportunity." Ken Rutt, The Heir Finder UK, South Yorkshire

" Very informative, a lot to take in, everything was really useful info and especially the handbook." Laura Limb, Tadcaster, Yorkshire.

" A lot of information to take in so very informative." Kath Hearn, Tarlia Probate Research, North Devon

" A lot covered in the time that I wouldn't have known how to do - everyone should have to attend this course as I cann't imagine people would know all this." Ruth Low, Midlands Probate Research, Warwick.


 

Wednesday 5th March 2014 - Probate Research, Tutors Dave Gaertner and Maurice Clarke presented new and fledging HHA members with the basics to help launch their new careers. This is what a selection said:

 

"Excellent day, very enjoyable, full of really useful information which has given me more confidence to move forward." Ruth Low, Midlands Probate Research, Warwick

 

" I enjoyed it and it re-enforced my desire to Heir Hunt!" Barry Simpson, Surveyorship Ltd, Preston

 

" Informative, points covered will give me more confidence in making a claim and making enquires to possible beneficiaries. " Kath Hearn, Tarka probate research North Devon.

 

" Very enjoyable - very worthwhile attending and very informative. " David Riches, UK People Finder, Cambridge

 

" I had a wonderful day, answered a lot of my worries and questions, everyone was friendly and a lot to digest." Laura Limb, Tadcaster, Leeds.




Wednesday 17th July 2013
(Administrators Master Class)

Tracey Sedgwick presented a detailed Power Point display and attendees had the benefit of a comprehensive manual to take home, supported by Maurice Clarke relating many experience of other HHA members including a case where BV approved TWO claims for the same case, claimants battling over who/which will administer.

" Very informative, always something new to learn, good to meet other HH's. The tax position and final conclusions of winding up a case were especially useful."  H Smith, Heir Apparent, Altrincham. 

" Useful to interact with other participants and to talk to Maurice and Tracey during the breaks." Mark Carroll, London

How did you enjoy the day? " very much - although hard work - but I really appreciate the amount of information that has been passed on." Helen Ball, Solihull.

 

 

Wednesday 10th July 2013 (Probate Researchers Master Class)

 

Members enjoyed an informative day with David Gaertner and Maurice Clarke sharing their knowledge and experience and that of other HHA members.

 

" excellent and very informative, the whole course was very informative " Tony Borer, Croydon.

 

How did you enjoy the day? " very helpful - interaction with other Heir Hunters is also very beneficial to learn their experiences." Bruce Anderson, Orpington

 

" always learning and good to discuss with others ways of working more effectively/efficiently " Angela Brown, Tamworth.

 

    

 

Report on the first ever Administrators Master Class - Wednesday 27h March 2013 - run by Maurice Clarke chair of the HHA and Tracey Sedgwick a professional member of the HHA and experienced estate administrator.

 

It dealt specifically with the ADMINSTERING of successfully claimed estates in particular those <£15,000 - when and why you should administer an estate, dangers and risks, fees and expenses, using professional services.

 

Held at Holiday Inn South, London Road, Ryton on Dunsmore, COVENTRY, West Midlands, CV8 3DY this was a more intense detailed course than the basic Master Class , included detailed fact pack and PowerPoint display.  Each delegate received a Certificate of Attendance.

 

Here is what some of the members attending said about the course

 

# Very informative, I have learnt a lot from today and feel more confident for the future in administering estates - Leanne Tonge, Genealogy Links UK, Lancashire.

 

# Very enjoyable, was also good to network with other members - Michelle Merrell, Baverstock and Co Ltd, Essex

 

# Very informative, explanation was excellent more comfortable to administer - Beverly Sloane, Lancashire

 

# Did you enjoy the day? Yes, an excellent start to the role of Administrator - loads of information to help -  Bruce Anderson, Kent.

 

# I enjoyed it immensely. The class was very extensive and it was great to network and glean advice from other members - Vicki Drew, Tree Line, Woking, Surrey.

 

  
Report : Master Class 13 March 2013

 

 

A full house of members attended the second Master Class, here is what a few members said about the event

 

"I though the event was terrific and covered the basic areas of this subject and thereby filled gaps in my knowledge " Derek Smith Peoples Past, Norwich.

 

" Very informative and filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge"  Neil Monk, West Sussex.

 

" Very enjoyable day. Was good to meet others and put faces to names. Learnt some extra bits" Steven Kewell, Clacton on Sea, Essex

 

" It very useful to meet other members and provide info I did not previously know" Ian Neary, FIMN Ancestor Research, Lancashire

 

Report : Master Class 28 November 2012

 

          

    

 

20 HHA members were subject to a day of information and knowledge at the HHA's first Master Class at the Holiday Inn South, Coventry on Wednesday 28th November. Everyone enjoyed a 3 course lunch during which members had the opportunity to mix and meet fellow members from as far afield as the Isle of Wight, Scotland and the North of England.

 

5 couples attended in addition to 10 other single members, showing how often two people with different talents and abilities can work efficiently together.

 

The event was hosted by Maurice Clarke, founding chair of the HHA and David Gaertner - professional HHA member and director of HHA Ltd.

 

Maurice looked at the various aspects of tracing heirs, claiming and subsequently administering approved estates from a legal basis, and the practical experiences from HHA which regular seek advice from the HHA. David looked at the "real world" based on his experiences and knowledge working as a successful Heir Hunter and he tells it very much "as it is". A selection of the comments made by delegate members shows how successful the event was;

 

Helen Vicente, Ilfracombe, Devon " the pace of the day was just right - plenty of time for discussion - listening to the experiences of presenters and delegates was especially useful."

 

Sara Whiston, Rock, Worcestershire " feel much better finally meeting others and discussing each others ideas and experiences. Meeting up will create more communication on the site and forum. "

 

Jargine Maitland, Fife, Scotland " the day was very informative and enjoyable, content specific and relevant."

 

Vicki Drew, Surrey on the question did I enjoy the day? " very much, friendly company, plenty of advice and snippets to support future finding. Useful tool information confirmed. Delicious meal. "

 

Helen Ball, Solihull, West Midlands similarly comments " very much, enjoyed meeting others with same interests, thought the talks were excellent. Has given confidence to get on with "Heir Hunting" ."


 

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