Re: How to Be Informed when Relative Dies
no, there is no database that links you to your father.
If he dies intestate, whomever, if anybody does, probate his estate, they must attempt to determine who his heirs are and contact them. If nobody probates his estate, it is quite likely nobody will tell you given your history with him.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.