While speaking with my Mom from Florida last week, she conveyed to me, to our surprise, that she and an unknown cousin in Iowa, own 80 acres of land in Canada. Apparently, my great grandfather came over many years ago from Switzerland and purchased 80 acres of farmland before he settled in Oklahoma. My Mother never knew her grandfather, let alone, that he had land in Canada!
Most states, if not all, have an unclaimed property website that allows you to look up the unclaimed property associated with your name. If you are a California resident, check out the link below to see if you have unknown property laying around. You never know what you may find.