Hi to all,
I am VERY new to this forum and also to the "mineral owner" arena. I have a deed dated in 1949 that shows that my husband is the owner (from his dad) of the minerals on a particular plot of ground. I have gone to the County clerk and checked books. There are no signs that the minerals have been sold to anyone else. I have told my attorney this but he says I need a landman to research this deed. Is this true? Also, do I need to find the abstract for this mineral deed? I am in Garvin County Oklahoma. I realize this is question after question, but I am VERY confused about this whole matter. There are wells on the place but we have NOT gotten any checks from the oil company. When I inquired with them, they tell me they do not show us as royalty owners.
Thanks for any help you can give as I am not a big fan of the "oil companies" in general, although I 'guess' there are some honest ones out there.