CEO Message

Hello, and welcome to American Research Bureau (ARB).

In 1935, when Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California, and the board game Monopoly was released in the United States, ARB was founded.  Although much has changed since then, ARB’s core mission remains the same — to protect our clients’ inheritance rights by connecting them with their rightful inheritance.

We got our reputation the old fashioned way, we earned it.  As a trusted leader in probate and estate research, there is one thing above all else in this business that has allowed us to deliver superior results. “Through Clients’ Eyes.”  It’s what drives our highly personalized service and has influenced our company from the beginning. We strive daily to put our clients interests at the forefront of everything we do by earning and maintaining their trust.

With headquarters located in Salt Lake City (the genealogy capitol of the world) and offices in Los Angeles, New York City, and Fort Lauderdale, the accuracy of our research and the comprehensive documentation assembled for each case have allowed us to consistently obtain favorable outcomes for thousands of unsuspecting heirs. Our more than 80 years of experience culminated with our acclaimed client support is what clearly makes us the trusted leader in probate research and inheritance recovery.

We stand behind our services with a 100% risk-free guarantee. We underwrite the entire costs of our complete service with no upfront fees or out-of-pocket expenses. This creates an incentive for us to work diligently and efficiently in order to obtain the best results possible for our clients. With over 450 years of collective experience, our experienced team is knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive.

Today, as ARB continues serving clients into our second century, we value two things above all else, our clients’ trust and integrity.  Whether it’s a concern, suggestion, or feedback, I welcome your comments.


Preston L. Cochrane
Chief Executive Officer