Some of these firms will go so far as to leave people out if they won’t sign a contract. That is why it is essential to hire a disinterested third party to do the research. We work only by the hour and our only goal is to locate all of the heirs and create for you the type of report you want to see as per the information you shared in the contract with the researcher.
You can learn more about contingency filings at the CAFG website using the resources page. Contingency work is not legal in all states. [http://www.forensicgenealogists.org/resources/ ]