Searching Help

You can search by any field or combination of fields.

To search by County, uncheck the "All Counties" checkbox. Select the county or counties you want to search from the list. To select more than one county, hold down the Ctrl or Shift key while making your selections.

To search by Document Type, enter all or part of the Document Type. Using the "Starts With" option will locate words from the Document Type field that are in the same order as they are typed. So if Oil is entered it will find all documents with Oil in the Document Type, ex: Oil & Gas Release, Release of Oil & Gas Leases, Oil/Gas Lease Correction, etc. Using the "Advanced option" will allow the use of wildcards. The asterisk (*) is used as a trailing wildcard, the plus sign (+) can be used for required words, the minus sign (-) can be used for words that should not be included, and double quotes ("") can be used for exact word searching.

To search by Document #, enter the number into that field. This field does not need to be combined with other fields as it is a unique identifier.

To search by Recording Date, enter a Start Date and an End Date. The date must be entered in the following format: MM/DD/YYYY. You can also click on the calendar to select the day. To search on one day, enter the same day for the Start and End dates.

To search by Book and Page, enter the Book and Page numbers in the appropriate field.

To search by name, enter all or part of the name. The "Starts With" option will locate names that are in the same order as they are typed. So if Brown Ch is entered it will find all documents with Brown Ch as the name ex: Brown Charlie, Brown Charles, Brown Charlotte, Brown Cheryl. The Advanced option allows the use of wildcards. * is used and can be used as a trailing wildcard. $ can be used as a sounds like so that Sara$ will return Sara, Sarah, Sarrah. + can be used for required names. - can be used for names that should not be included. "" can be used for exact name searching.

To search by subdivision enter the capitalized subdivision name or part of the subdivision name and the search field will pull up a list of suggestions from which you may search. Select the appropriate name and then select search to run search.