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To try Countyrecords.com out before registering, you can login as follows:

User Id: public
Password: Publicfree1

The following describes some searches that you can practice with to get familiar with CountyRecords.com. These searches can be performed against the Goliad County Free Demo database without charge.

Note: To begin a new search, you can click the New Search link in the upper right or the Clear Form button at the top of the the Search Criteria page.

Search for a Deed for HAYNES, JAMES R

  1. On the Search Critieria page, enter "HAYNES, JAMES" in the Grantor field and click the Search button.
  2. Review the list of matching documents looking for the Deed you are interested.
  3. Click the document link in the first column of the document you are interested in to pull up the Document Information.
  4. Click the page links to see the document images.

Search for a Release for the Subdivision Wilkinson Addition, Block 2, Lot 5

  1. On the Search Critieria page, select the Wilkinson Addition from the list of Subdivisions. (Hint: you can press the first letter of the subdivision name to jump to subdivisions starting with that letter.)
  2. Enter 2 in the Block field.
  3. Enter 5 in the Lot field.
  4. Click the Search button.
  5. Review the list of matching documents looking for the document you are interested.
  6. Click the document link in the first column of the document you are interested in to pull up the Document Information.
  7. Click the page links to see the document images.

Search for Document Filed as Book 68, Page 419

  1. On the Search Critieria page, enter "68" in the Book field and select Exactly Matches from the drop down box to the left of that field.
  2. Enter "419" in the left-hand Page Box. (Documents are indexed by the first page of the document, not all pages. If you wanted to do a range of several pages to find multiple documents, you could enter a page number in the thru box as well.
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. Review the list of matching documents looking for the document you are interested.
  5. Click the document link in the first column of the document you are interested in to pull up the Document Information.
  6. Click the page links to see the document images.

Search for all Documents Filed between 4/2/1932 and 4/7/1932

  1. On the Search Critieria page, enter "4/2/1932" in the first box next to Filing Date.
  2. Enter "4/7/1932" in the thru Filing Date box.
  3. Click the Search button.
  4. Review the list of matching documents looking for the document you are interested.
  5. Click the document link in the first column of the document you are interested in to pull up the Document Information.
  6. Click the page links to see the document images.

Hints:
Do not narrow the search too much. For instance, do not enter the names, the subdivision, the document type and the date of the document and perform a search. You are more likely to find no hits because one of the search criteria you enter is incorrect (especially the document type). Do a more broad search, then review the list of matching documents.

It costs the same to find 30 matching documents as it does to find one matching document. Of course, you do not want to do too broad a search because you would find so many documents that you cannot go through them all. So, do not search for all documents with the Grantor of "Smith." But it is reasonable to search for all documents with a Grantor of "Patterson, John" or all documents for a given Subdivision, Block and Lot.