We are a combination of Genealogists and Private Investigators. We dive into the past and unlock the mysteries in your family history. Once the Genealogy is done, we move onto modern-day detective skills.

In a nutshell, we find people.

We find them for you, for all sorts of reasons. Some reasons are personal, and some are professional.

You may wish to find long lost family or friends. You may or may not want direct contact with them. Sometimes you just have questions or need medical information. Perhaps you just need to pass some information on to someone. Your ultimate goal may be to be reunited with someone or to meet them for the first time.


We can discuss the purpose of your search and manage your expectations realistically.

Personal searches are carried out with discretion and compassion. We have personal experience of being both lost and found, so we understand many of your emotions.

We also help various types of businesses to achieve their goals, by providing a professional tracing service. Whether we are tracing a beneficiary or a witness to an accident, we have Solicitors covered. Our experience in historic cases means we can also assist other Private Investigators who prefer to leave the more complicated Genealogy to someone else. They then act on the results to achieve their client’s aim.

We are, of course, registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and adhere to all current Data Protection regulations.

“Had some family history researched by Nicola. Can I just say this lady is fantastic! Very fast, very efficient & very very good at her job! If you want your family tree researching or a lost friend-finding, contact Nicola. All done in a supportive, understanding, and professional manner! Highly recommended!”

Phil Grimshaw

Meet the Finder Guru team…


Head Researcher and Business Developer

Over 15 years of experience in researching family trees for clients and locating long lost family and friends. The absolute passion for this line of work comes from Nicola having to search for someone herself many years ago. Then she experienced being found by a sibling she never knew she had.
Nicola works to forge great working relationships with other companies, charities and organisations and to ensure the team and clients are happy.

A bookworm, lover of travel.

Most likely to eat all the biscuits.


Research and Marketing

Tina is a great researcher and is genuinely enthusiastic about giving our clients the best possible experience. We love to send her out to research in archives and graveyards because she is a huge history buff and photographer. Tina finds all the little details that can make a huge difference. Her passion is infectious. Personal clients love her down to earth approach and her tact in dealing with sensitive matters. Professional clients know she gets the job done.

Has the loudest sneeze in the World.


Research and Data Analyst

An A-Level student studying World History, Politics and Business Studies. Proving to be a thorough and diligent researcher with a genuine interest in Military History.
Takes particular pride when we uncover a service person in someone’s family past. Wants to gain more work and life experience before speaking to clients directly, but his research is well approached and accurate.

Currently taking his driving lessons.

Only brews up when threatened.