How to find dead parent's Texas mineral rights?
May 11, 2009 11:29 AM Subscribe
Finding deceased parent's Texas "mineral rights?" How can I do this cheaply?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (8 answers total)
My pop was married twice. He and his first wife had property in Texas. They sold the land but kept the mineral rights. At least I believe it was called this. My pop told me about it decades ago when I was a kid, so I may have the name wrong. If someone were to find something underground, he would have the rights to it.
Pop and his first wife divorced. He remarried and had me. He passed away decades ago.
I would like to track down any mineral rights he has or had prior to his divorce in the 1950s. The property would be in Texas, possibly Bexar County. How can I do this for cheap / free? Internet methods especially appreciated.
First wife is unavailable & unreliable, so looking for official sources for this information.