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CourthouseDirect.com Tips and Tricks: Searching the GeoIndex Pt. 2

For title agents, landmen, appraisers, and other land professionals, accurately tracing ownership history requires a search and review of court documents. In the past, this involved trekking to the courthouse, often wasting half a day or ...
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CourthouseDirect.com Tips and Tricks: Searching the GeoIndex Pt. 1

As a land professional, saving money and time whenever possible is always a top priority. With CourthouseDirect’s GeoIndex search, you can find needed information without leaving the comfort of your home or office. With an extensive ...
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Texas Courthouses

Embodying Texas’ independence as a state and governing power, county courthouses erected after 1836 became a reminder of the community’s struggles and progress. Though decimated by more than 50 fires prior to the turn of the century, Texas ...
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Texas Courthouses with Missing Records: The Complete List Part 5

After 45 years of courthouse fires, Texas counties implemented better document protection policies and suffered less record loss. Unfortunately, a few courthouses still endured damaging fires in the last decade of the 19th century. In this ...
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Texas Courthouses with Missing Records: The Complete List Part 4

With over 20 years left yet in 19th-century Texas, our complete list of Texas County Courthouses with missing records continues to part four. After the 1870’s, the incidence of courthouse fires decreased drastically, likely a result of ...
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Texas Courthouses with Missing Records: The Complete List Part 3

Texas counties have succumbed to nearly 15 fires in the 30 years since the republic joined the union. Outpacing previous decades, the 1870’s proved to be filled with destruction and unwelcome surprises, as every year there was at least one ...
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Texas Courthouses with Missing Records: The Complete List Part 2

Accurate county records are often the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to tracing genealogy, researching land ownership, or studying history. For those in pursuit of history, regardless of the reason, predicting obstacles such as ...
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Texas Courthouses with Missing Records: The Complete List Part 1

Whether mapping your genealogy or locating property records, referring to a comprehensive list of missing courthouse records can save you time and resources. By tracing births, deaths, marriages and property ownership, a clear picture of ...
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Using Public Records to Research Your Genealogy

Researching your family’s heritage feels like an adventure. From tracking marriages and relationships to births and deaths, you’re able to better understand where you came from and your family’s unique story of survival. Though there are ...
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