Mineral Owner Search


Looking for a missing mineral owner?

Let me find that missing puzzle piece.

Five Reasons to Hire a Professional Genealogist for Finding Mineral Owners


1. A professional genealogist is an expert in digging through old records.
2. I have access to numerous subscription services and resources that are often unfamiliar to land professionals.
3. I am familiar with probate law and land titles.
4. Genealogists are adept at researching in multiple U.S. states and foreign countries. I’ve researched families in every state in the Union, as well as Europe, Mexico, and Australia.
5. I present my findings in a clear and easily understood format.

My Experience
  • I worked 10 years as a petroleum landman and title analyst specializing in “hard to find” mineral owners in Midland, Texas. I found mineral owners for a variety of oil companies, including Permian Corporation and Gulf/Chevron.
  • I am a past member of the National Association of Division Order Analysts
  • I have more than 40 years experience as a genealogist and researcher, and 15 years as a professional genealogist.
  • I’m a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and subscribe to its code of ethics.
  • I’ve researched mineral owners as a professional genealogist for the last 7 years, particularly for minerals in West Virginia, Ohio, Texas, and Oklahoma.  I have an excellent success rate.

Contact me by email for further information and rates.

Past Work

I have located hundreds of mineral owners across the country. My favorite story is about finding the descendants of a “Mrs. J. M. Doe” from the 1920s. Mrs. Doe (obviously, I have changed her name) had won her royalty interest in a poker game in the boomtown days of the West Texas oil fields. There was so little to go on; I didn’t even have her first name, just her husband’s initials. But I found her grandchildren, and they had a story or two to tell about their grandmother!