Go to the courthouse or log-on to www.courthousedirect.com
Go to tax rolls and research current taxpayer by:
Go to Real Property/Official Records Grantee Index a/k/a Reverse Index or
Indirect Index and enter correct names of the parties; Last Name/space/First
Name or the name of the Company.
Example 4.1: When researching Robert Jones start with JONES R; the result
will be all filings with JONES where the letter R is the start of the first
name; after eliminating those possibilities then search JONES ROBERT
Example 4.2: When researching “Holder Machine Company” start with HOLDER
M; the result will be all filings for “HOLDER MACHINE”. The word “machine” may
have several abbreviations; “HOLDER MACHINE” may be indexed as HOLDER MACH.;
HOLDER MCH.; HOLDER MA.; HOLDER MCN or may not be abbreviated at all
Look for document Type and Legal description of the name you are searching.
Types of Deeds and Abbreviations:
Note: Abbreviations may be different in each county so it is important to
familiarize yourself with the abbreviations used in the county you are
When researching ownerships and conveyances instruments you can disregard the
Note: Many documents filed in the County Clerk’s office do not relate to
conveyance of real property but these same documents may be used as a clue or
shortcut for finding a deed.
Confirm ownership of property by researching the name in Grantor a/k/a Direct
Index. If the owner found in the Grantee Index is not shown conveying the
property then they apparently still own the property.
Order documents from www.courthousedirect.com
Read document to determine: