BBBLandex Research Inc. is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating.

About Landex Research, Inc.

Landex Research, Inc. began conducting business in Chicago in 1956 and has been family-owned and operated ever since. While some of our staff has changed over the years, we continue to pride ourselves on providing prompt and dependable service to the attorneys who hire us and the heirs who allow us to work on their behalf. Since our founding over fifty years ago, we have closed thousands of successful cases and helped to distribute millions of dollars to satisfied customers.

Landex Research, Inc. is a proven industry leader in probate research. Each year, our staff of talented researchers locates hundreds of missing and unknown heirs all over the world and works hard to prove up some of the most complex heirships. The staff at Landex Research has a broad range of experience. We work with attorneys, trust officers, banks, courts, administrators, executors and individuals in whatever capacity is necessary.

The financial stability of our organization is sound and our resources are ample. We have the ability to handle any probate research assignment.

family treeProfessional Affiliations

  • Ancestry Research Club
  • Association of Professional Genealogists
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Chicagoland Genealogical Society
  • Illinois Bar Association

Facilities and Resources

Landex Research operates two offices in the Chicagoland area. Our research support center is located in the heart of the business district in Chicago, Illinois - close to a wide variety of public records facilities that our staff utilizes daily for research. Our corporate headquarters—located in Schaumburg, Illinois—is home to most of our caseworkers and researcher staff. In addition, Landex Research employs a number of field reporters who work in various capacities near strategic courthouses and genealogical collections.

Our researchers regularly travel to courthouses all over the United States for the purpose of gathering information to help locate missing heirs and resolve pending estate matters.

Our most valuable resource is our highly trained staff of case workers who have worked together for many years. We are experts in probate research and are familiar with the varying laws of descent and distribution. Our experience has taught us which private and public records are useful in identifying family relationships and where these sources are available.

We work with a large network of genealogical researchers, reporters, and correspondents throughout the United States and Europe. Thus, we are truly a global organization with research capabilities virtually anywhere in the world.

We are continuously monitoring the availability of new resources and obtaining new data to assist us in our searches. This includes a large number of online industry database services in addition to our in-house research materials.

Our resources are among the finest genealogical tools in the industry:

  • libraryThe Landex Research in-house library contains thousands of city directories, telephone books, historical documents and family genealogies from across the country, many dating back to the mid-1800s.
  • Our alphabetical necrology files contain over 2 million death notices dating back to the early 1900s. This unique collection allows our staff to solve even the most difficult heirships.
  • Our state-of-the-art computer system allows our researchers to utilize numerous databases and programs both internally and externally. Our systems are used for research as well as the day-to-day monitoring of our pending cases.
  • Our extensive collection of data on computer, microfilm, and microfiche gives our researchers quick access to a wealth of information.
  • Our staff conducts research at the Family Historical Library in Salt Lake City, Utah; the National Archives Library in Washington, D.C.; and many other resource centers throughout the world.

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