My Dad left my sister and I some mineral rights near Douglas, in Converse Co, WY in 1985. We never received any type of title paperwork as part of probate. We were both young adults and didn't have a clue on what should have happened during probate anyway. We both have different last names now, and live different cites (I even moved to another state). How do we get our new names and contact information changed on the mineral rights? We have my dad's old oil and uranium leases with the specific details (township, range, sections) on where the property is.
The reason this even came up is because a man called my sister, and said he had spent many years and lots of money to track us down. He did not represent any company, but said he just speculated on property from time to time, like it was a hobby. We are wondering why he spent "many years and lots of money" to track us down if there wasn't a good reason. He sent my sister a 5 year lease offering about $20. per acre, and a very small percentage if they ever did find oil. He would also be the only one to decide if the lease was to be renewed. We didn't sign it.
So, how do we get our names and addresses updated for the mineral rights on that property? We have a feeling that there must be some interest in the property.