The genealogical firm was created in 2001 by enthusiasts, Jean-Philippe Guénifey and Pascal Georgelin. It has been able to adapt to the challenges of the profession and is continually improving. A major player in heir finding, the main purpose of the firm is to find and represent heirs in inheritance matters. It has over 80 employees, all lawyers or historians, whose expertise and experience is at your disposal. Today, the firm is welcoming a new era, with international ambitions!


Evolution of the Genealogist's profession

Complexe profession

For around a century, the profession of heir finder has developed and become more complex at the same time.


The increasing rate of divorces, blended families, increased mobility, different surnames within the same family and increasing life expectancy means that identifying heirs or owners of property is not so easy.


A notary in charge of an inheritance is obliged to identify all potential heirs of the deceased. This, however, is a best efforts obligation, they usually don't have the material, human and legal resources required when it comes to finding heirs.

The solution

A genealogist! A genealogist is the only professional authorised by law to consult all civil status registers which can identify heirs up to 6 times removed.

They talk about us

Here are different sites and magazines that talk about the Guénifey genealogical study and our use of the trust.

Etude Généalogique Guénifey « revolutionizes the activity by creating a Trust »

Three questions to Julien Llorca, Director General of the Guenifey Genealogical Study (March 4, 2019)

Etude Généalogique Guénifey « revolutionizes the activity by creating a Trust »

The Trust, a way of securing heir funds (February 14, 2019)

Jean Philippe Guénifey answers our questions


Consult and Download our online brochures :

Tax brochure

Tax brochure


Trust brochure

Trust brochure



Supervisory Board

Francois POITRINAL - President

André SAINT-MLEUX - Member

Ludovic DE POLIGNAC - Member

Charles DE YTURBE - Member

Luc PASCAL - Member


Julien LLORCA - President

Jean-Noël CHAZE - Member

Pascal GEORGELIN - Member

Romain BOVYN - Member


Julien LLORCA - President
Jean-Noël CHAZE - Commercial director
Pascal GEORGELIN - Director of Research
Caroline BERTIN - Human Resources & Communication Director
Jean-Pascal MALAROCHE - Financial director
Guillaume RIGOLLET - Regulation & Legal Director
Audrey BOCCADIFUOCO - Director of Development
Romain BOVYN - IT Transition Director
Guillaume PASTOR - Communication Director

Associate directors

Associate directors

Jean-Noël CHAZE
Frédérique GRIMOND
Geneviève MICHELIN
Pierre-Olivier JOURDES
Véronique MAIREY
Anne-Sophie NOGACKI
Guillaume RIGOLLET
Caroline BERTIN