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Essential Tools for Title Examiners, Abstractors and Searchers

Providing accurate on-site title abstracting and records research direct from the courthouse can be difficult without the right tools. TXDILAR members have found the following tools are essential for building a vibrant, efficient and professional title abstracting and courthouse research business. These, recommendations, from successful abstractors, include everything from training and continuing education for abstractors; to powerful online marketing strategies for abstractors.

Basic Training for Title Abstractors


 Real Estate Title Search Abstractor Basic Training

Obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to better understand the processes of a real estate title search. . . .


 Instructions for Preparing Abstracts of Titles 

Abstracts of Title has long been the subject of complaint . . .



 Introduction to Real Estate Title Search: Abstractor Skills

Well-trained abstractors are in demand in the real estate industry . . .  



 Courthouse Indexes Illustrated

A "must" for anyone doing courthouse research either in person, online or with microfilm . . .



 County Courthouse Book

Featuring updated coverage of 3,125 county jurisdictions and 1,577 New England towns and independent cities . . .



Title Examiner (Career Examination Series)

Covers basic knowledge and includes hundreds of practice questions with answers to drill the student in the basic skills common to land title abstracting.


Title Basics: A Search and Exam Manual for Beginners

"recommend it's use for beginning abstractors today . . .  easy to understand and use as a training tool"



Handbook on Petroleum Land Titles

Guide to reconciling the requirement for legal accuracy in the landman's activities



 Searching American Land and Deed Records

Explains the use of land records, land divisions, measurements, charters, change of ownerships, bounty lands, homesteading, and independent city records.



Intermediate and advanced abstractor training


 Interpreting Land Records

The difficult task of boundary retracement begins with three substantial steps: recovering land records, determining the significance of those records, and applying the findings to conditions on the ground.




 Land & Property Research in the United States

Good basic introduction to initial property research in U.S. Describes various historical types of land transfers by state and Federal government. Includes British, French, and Spanish transfers prior to acqusition by U.S.


 Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title Investigation

The fact is, forensic science plays as crucial a role in the field of land surveying and title investigation as it does in flesh-and-blood criminology.



 Senior Title Examiner

to prepare for the Senior Title Examiner exam. Provides test-taking information, basic knowledge and hundreds of practice questions with answers to drill the student in the basic skills common to land title examiners.


State specific title training

 Texas Land Title Abstracts

 Pennsylvania Land Records: A History and Guide for Research

 A Handbook For Texas Abstracters and Title Men

 Virginia title examiner's manual,

 A Manual for Title Examiners in Virginia

 The lawyers' handbook on Illinois law of title examination

 Deeds for California Real Estate


Essential Business Tools

 Title Abstractors E&O Insurance

Professional E&O insurance is required by major clients and some government agencies for anyone who searches property professionally. Get multiple quotes


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Business Web Sites

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