I’ve been looking around on the unclaimed royalty sites that the states have. I’ve found that a relative (I am not a direct descendant; but this individual has no direct descendants. he is an uncle) has unclaimed royalties in a number of states. how do I determine who these royalties should rightly go to? I supposed it depends on whether he had a will or died intestate. for purposes of this question, let’s assume he died intestate (I’ll see if I can get a copy of the will).
second question - if the leases are still paying, how would one go about having royalties deeded to the proper relatives?