Just double checking. I was left mineral rights in a family member's will, but no deed could be found. I was advised by the county clerk to send the certified death certificate, the probated will, and a notarized affidavit of heirship. I did so, and my documents were returned to me, stamped as being recorded in my name. The clerk said that a deed isn't necessary since actual real estate (land) wasn't involved, and that if a mining company is interested in my minerals they will contact me, and I would be the one to collect the royalties, no problem. I think I could have a deed drawn up if I want, so should I, to be safe, and to make sure my heirs wont have any problem?
I live in Ohio and so did the previous owner. The minerals are in Braxton County WV.
I appreciate the clerk's help and she took a lot of time with me. I just want to double check.