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Unclaimed Persons

Unclaimed persons are people who go to their graves with no family to claim them. With the increase of mobility in our society and its hectic pace, the number of unclaimed persons is escalating. It's a quiet but disturbing epidemic. People are going to their graves with no family to claim them. Medical examiners and coroners' offices--frequently overstretched with burgeoning case loads--are turning to an unexpected resource for help. Over 400 genealogists are now offering their volunteer services to help locate the next of kin for unclaimed persons. And it's working. To date, 33 cases have been solved through this unusual partnership.

  • Unclaimed Persons. The website includes videos, guidelines for potential volunteers, a case submission form for medical examiners, feedback from coroners, solved case counts and more.