South America’s Leading Heir Tracing Firm


Batres Genealogy Services is now the clear leader in probate genealogy and heir tracing in South America. With more than 25 years of experience, we are an indisputable reference in international genealogical research.

Research for Professionals Worldwide

Our expertise is recognized by many foreign clients and colleagues on all continents who outsource their research to our teams. This is because many inheritance cases in foreign countries lead to South America and involve beneficiaries here.

Our probate genealogy service is usually requested by probate notaries, court-appointed administrators, companies specialized in heir tracing or at the request of the heirs themselves.

A partnership with Batres Genealogy Services guarantees more than 25 years of experience, efficiency and integrity in every probate case, assuring its clients meticulous service and prompt solutions.

Our Strengths in Providing Fast and Reliable Responses

Expertise and Technology : Heir tracing requires particular expertise, specific research techniques and considerable human and financial resources. These resources allow us to find potential beneficiaries in South America and we can also extend our research to other parts of the world with the help of our network of genealogists.

An International Team : Batres has an integrated international team of six people who speak five languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian) and a worldwide network of correspondents.

10 Countries Covered : Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Constant monitoring of your files : We are committed to providing you with information on the progress of the investigation, ensuring transparency and peace of mind throughout the process.

Our Probate Genealogy Services

  • Heir tracing : Our highly specialized genealogical research allows us to achieve high success rates in the searches we undertake.

  • Document Retrieval : The results of the investigation are supported by the provision of conclusive documents with the certifications required in each case.

  • Signature Management : Batres Genealogy Services includes signature management for fee contracts, powers of attorney and any other necessary documents, as well as supporting and facilitating the task of the beneficiaries for streamlining the probate process.

  • Full Support for Beneficiaries : Batres Genealogy Services accompanies beneficiaries throughout the probate process, providing advice and answering questions up to the distribution of assets.

Our heir tracing and genealogical research services ensure comprehensive support for all aspects of probate proceedings. Our professional genealogical research services are backed by years of experience and a dedicated team of experts. Batres is the reliable partner for comprehensive beneficiary identification and an efficient inheritance process.


For over 25 years, Batres has been committed to providing family genealogy and probate solutions in South America for individuals, legal professionals and large corporations. We carefully guide our clients through the complex world of genealogical research in South America in a professional and efficient manner.

Our values have remained unchanged since its foundation :

  • Devotion to our work;
  • Commitment to and understanding of our clients’ objectives;
  • Efficient management of the available resources to achieve effective solutions for our clients;
  • Constant search for new resources that allow us to improve our services day after day;
  • Teamwork;
  • Personal relationships based on trust and mutual respect;
  • Proximity to our clients.

We have a vast network of resources in the various countries where we work, a team of consultants in all areas related to our discipline and the most complete database in the region. We know the resources available in each location and our experience allows us to select the best options in each case, thus allowing us to extend our reach and provide excellent service.

Our expert team’s command of 5 languages also facilitates exchanges worldwide.

We offer our clients our extensive international network, the most complete database in the region and our teams of probate genealogy experts : Batres regularly works in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Should our search lead us to a country outside this area, we can resolve it through our international network.

It is imperative that you ensure that the service provider is serious and has thorough knowledge in their various areas of activity. Batres’ experience over many years in probate genealogy is your guarantee that the tracing will be efficient and reliable.

Batres has a duty of professional secrecy and respect for privacy.

Our personal data policy ensures that all personal information of beneficiaries or potential beneficiaries will only be used for the purpose of assessing their inheritance rights under applicable laws.

Evolving family structures, sociological changes (a deceased person dying alone, blended families, geographically dispersed families, etc…) and migratory flows are leading legal professionals to call upon the services of a probate genealogist to quickly conduct searches in South America or internationally.

A variety of situations may lead a professional to request Batres’ assistance in locating unknown or missing heirs, such as :

  • No beneficiaries have been identified.
  • There are doubts about the completeness of the list of known beneficiaries.
  • There is reason to believe that other beneficiaries may be found.
  • One or more beneficiaries have been identified that cannot be located.

Batres Genealogy Services is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA /www.apgen.org), where you can verify our expertise in this field. We have been successfully connecting beneficiaries with their legitimate rights for nearly 25 years.

Countries Covered

We conduct heir searches in the following countries : Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

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