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Old 01.04.2015, 12:18
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Re: Locating Missing Estate

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While it's generally possible to research that time with the link provided the time to research those matters you are looking for has elapsed. Sorry. You would have to contact the authorities directly in order to find out more information. I am not even sure what you would be looking for. Most probably Erbenaufruf (looking for an heir). Let me know if you need help I could maybe call for you next week but you surely would need to have a Power of Attorney (Vollmacht) by the US family.
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Thank you for your input. It appears that the Erbenaufruf pages on the Zurich Amtsblatt website are put up for one year and then removed (and then placed in a bureaucrat's blackbox somewhere).

I was able to locate an article on an heir re-claiming an estate after the time period had expired, so it should be possible:

As a next step, I will probably propose that this family give me (or someone) a Vollmacht or they should contact the Bezirksgericht themselves.

I was able to view the last residence of the deceased via Google Streetview. It is a rental property and gives the appearance that she was of modest means.
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