This section is from the book "The Law Of Real Property and Other Interests In Land", by Herbert Thorn Dike Tiffany. Also available from Amazon: A Treatise on the Modern Law of Real Property and Other Interests in Land .
The acts providing for the registration of title differ in their provisions for the transfer upon the register of lands belonging to a decedent. By some statutes it is provided that the title to all registered land shall, on the death of the owner, pass to the executor or adminstrator, or to a trustee to be selected, and that he, under an order of court, shall transfer the title upon the register to the heirs or devisees as named in the order, or to the purchaser, in case the land is sold for purposes of administration. Other statutes provide that the heirs or devisees shall make application for the entry of a new certificate in their favor, and, after notice to all persons in interest by publication and otherwise, and after due hearing, such a certificate is issued, subject, however, to all claims against deceased until final settlement of the estate, and a transfer of the land to another.