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What are Real Property Records?

Real estate is also called real property or immovable property. Real property includes the land itself, plus any property directly attached to the land. Any subset of land that legal human actions have improved is deemed real property. ...
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Getting Started With Genealogy Searches

Learning about your ancestry can help you learn a lot about yourself. Public record searches into your genealogy can reveal your family members’ personal histories, the historical foundations of your family, and your ancestors’ cultures ...
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Historic Records Glossary: Terms to Know

While browsing through the public historic records database, you’ll likely encounter a few uncommon terms used in records long ago. To truly understand what you’re reading, you need a basic understanding of these terms and their meanings ...
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Public Record Tips for Lawyers

Lawyers use public records extensively to gather evidence, conduct background research, and support their cases overall. From filing pleadings to in-depth investigative research, lawyers take advantage of public records to better serve ...
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Tips for Successful Public Record Searches

Public records offer a wealth of knowledge to those who know how to use them to their fullest potential. The ability to download courthouse records, deeds, mortgages, oil and gas leases, bankruptcies, and more straight to your computer is ...
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The Impacts of Falsified Documents on Public Record

Tampered with or falsified documents are a serious problem. Frequently viewed as a white-collar crime, these instances can cause great grief and financial loss for victims. Though someone usually discovers these fake documents, it can be a ...
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Three Reasons You Need Your Marriage Record

Your marriage record is important for more than just proof of a union – it can serve as a legal document in court, an official record of your family, and establish your relationship publicly. Many people place emphasis on the rituals of a ...
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Seven Reasons You Might Need Public Records for Asset Searches

If you believe someone is hiding assets from public knowledge, there are ways of discovering these assets without hiring an asset search investigator. Someone may wish to hide assets with criminal intent or hide part or all of their wealth ...
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The Public Information Act in Texas: What You Need to Know

The state of Texas passed a Public Information Act in 1973 as a series of laws serving to ensure public access to government information. The act is in the Texas Government Code, Chapter 552. It gives Texans the right to access government ...
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Using Public Records for Background Checks

Online court records are not the same as background checks. However, many professionals can still use public records to gather important information about individuals. Public records possess data about millions of Americans – their ...
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