The Lost Heir

Since 1983, Josh Butler & Company, Inc. has worked to locate:

  • missing heirs
  • beneficiaries
  • oil and mineral rights owners
  • land owners
  • lost artists
  • authors
  • correspondents
  • collectors
  • litigants
  • licensees
  • witnesses to history

Our Services

We trace heirs and other persons entitled to valuable assets.

This is our only work — always has been, always will be.


We search for one individual or perform an entire family genealogy for purposes of notification, beneficiary distribution or intestate succession.

We do not search for missing friends, old classmates, lost dogs or kids.
We do not do genealogies for family history purposes.
We do not trace deadbeat dads or debtors.

Clients and Testimonials

Our Clients Include:

Chicago Public SchoolsChicago, IL

Dutch Television Netherlands

Frontline (PBS-TV)Arlington, VA

KeyBankCleveland, OH

Office of The Administrator General, State of IsraelJerusalem, Israel

Orange County Public AdministratorSanta Ana, CA

The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine ArtsPhiladelphia, PA

Questions Inc., Copyright ControlMadrid, Spain

Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc.Atlanta, GA

PNC — Pittsburgh, PA

Our Clients Say:

“Thank you for all your assistance in the search for the heirs of Mr. Andrews. You have done a tremendous job. I only wish I had contacted you sooner!”

— Assistant Vice President of a National Bank
Richmond, Virginia

"Your service is outstanding. I know that there have been a lot of requests being sent to your firm, and that in itself is proof of confidence."

— S.B., Fiduciary Advisor
Pittsburgh, PA

"Thank you for your patience and excellent cooperation."

— T.M., International Estate Department
Heilbronn, Germany

Contact Us

By Mail

Josh Butler & Co., Inc.
2163 Lee Road #103
Cleveland Heights, Ohio USA


By Phone

(330) 506-6400


By Email

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