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1. ALL data entered on the search criteria screen must match for a document to be found.

2. Grantor and Grantee names are entered in the form shown by the example: "SMITH JOHN"

3. To find Grantor or Grantee names where you are not sure if name is first or middle name, search for "SMITH%JOHN". This will find "SMITH JOHN" and "SMITH ROBERT JOHN".

4. Dates are entered in the form mm/dd/yyyy.

5. The Book_Vol field is posted as follows:

Deed Records: D + Volume Number (example D391)
Mortgages: T + Volume Number
Oil/Gas: G + Volume Number
Financing Stmt / Bille of Sales: B + Volume Number
Ordinances: O + Volume Number
Judgments: J + Volume Number
Surveys: U + Volume Number
Miscellaneous: M + Volume Number

Official Records: Only the Volume Number

6. Records go back farther than 1981 but there are gaps.

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