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Another Great Tool for your Genealogy Research

An invaluable tool when doing my Genealogy Research is a piece of software called “Search” it is made by Sandman Software. Their websites description is:

Searches text files for strings and combination of strings. Has useful or / and / and not search combinations, and can also use regular expressions. New in version 3, is the built-in viewer / editor that highlights the matched strings and lines.

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I have been using this software for about four years, and the way that I use it is mainly to search text based databases that I have accumulated throughout the years, for example vital records, voter lists, indexes of census, and others. It displays the line of text where there is a match and it searches multiple documents at the same time.

Try it out right now they have a 30 day trial period and if it serves your needs SadMan Software Search is priced at $29.00 for a personal or corporate single-user license. I usually don’t spend money but this is the only software that I have found that gets the job done. If anyone has a free alternative that does the same job as this software let me know.

Test it Out:

Disclaimer: I am in no way or manner affiliated in any form or manner with this website, try out before you buy. Just wanted to share software that can be useful to any family historian or genealogist.

Texas Land Records, A Great South Texas Genealogy Resource

I found this awesome resource when it comes to Texas Land information. If you have not heard about this great resource you are in for a treat.

On the following website you can expect to find:

  • Texas Land Titles
  • Deeds
  • Affidavits of heirship

and much more.

This resource is the Texas Land Records Real Property Records Search. You can find it online at www.texaslandrecords.com. It contains a lot of counties but for some of them you have to pay in order to be able to search or view images.

Luckily for me Hidalgo County is free to search and view images. Once you find a record you can even download it to your computer.

There are two requirements for Hidalgo county is that you have to signup but it is free to do so, and also install a TIFF reader, but once you do it you won’t regret it.

After playing for a few days with it I am still amazed at the wealth of genealogical information I found and not to mention downloadable copies of original court documents.

Give it a try, once again the website is www.texaslandrecords.com.