The Bureau of Land Management is a Federal government office with responsibility for buying, selling and managing public lands.
A person who dies "intestate" dies without a will.
When writing to a relative for information, make specific requests. Don't ramble! Offer to share your information.
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In Land Deeds, check to see if buyer and/or seller is from the same area where the land is being sold.