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Go Back To School With Data Trace University

Don't worry. Our classes are brief. Our quizzes are easy. And all are intended to help you get your job done better and faster.  Each Data Trace University course is designed to be task centric and straight to the point. If you have an identified need or question, you can easily find the know-how you are seeking. Go ahead, select a course and give it a try.

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SECTION 1 | GETTING STARTED WITH DATA TRACE

Installation and Registration

This short yet informational course will walk you through the entire installation, registration, and first login process for DTS.Take this course today to familiarize yourself with the installation and registration of DTS.

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Learning The Interface

Familiarize yourself with the layout and features of DTS. Learn how to switch states and counties, check county currency using the tool bar, run or re-run previous searches, pull document images, request support.

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Section 2 | Data Trace Basic Training

Grantor / Grantee and Plat List

Discover DTS Plat Lists and Grantor/Grantee features. This course gives an overview of what Plat Lists are, why we use them, what information they provide, and other things they can be used for.

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Arb Searches

Receive a great demonstration on how to use DTS to support Arb maps searches. This course gives a definition and explanation of Arb maps and navigates you through Arb map notes and, reviewing Arb data.

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Orders, Business Services and Reference Searches

This course reviews DTS services including: starting orders, adding search parameters, business searches and reference searches. Get detailed information on orders from start to finish.

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How to Read
a Title Chain

This course covers how to read a title chain and has the three following objectives: 1) What is a title chain, 2) How to read a title chain, and 3) How do title chains look in different regions.

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DTS Services:
Fallout Service

Learn how to use the Fallout service in DTS. The service is used to identify new recordings added to the title plant since the previous update cycle.

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DTS Services:
CORPORATE, LP, AND LLC SEARCHES

Learn how to use the Corporate, LLC and LP search service in DTS. Services are county specific and may not be available in every county.


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DTS Services:
PLAT LISTS

This document will provide information on how to use the Plat List service in DTS. This document covers the service only.


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Instrument and Legal Description

You will learn what an Instrument is, what an Instrument search will provide, how to search by Legal Descriptions, by subdivisions and sectionals and what they are.

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Fallout/ Display and Maintain Orders

Learn how to use fallout reports, how to display and maintain orders, and how to close or cancel an order. Learn about fallouts, what they are, what is included in a fallout report, and when this service should be utilized.

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TeleTitle Tips and Tricks and the Batch Imaging Service

Discover the specifics of TeleTitle counties, and how to utilize them with multi- parameter searches. Learn details about subdivided searches and more about sectional acreage and ranchos.

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DTS Services:
DateDown

This document will provide information on how to use the Datedown service in DTS. This document covers Batch Datedown and the service only.


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DTS Services:
Instrument Search

Learn how to use the Instrument search service in DTS. Services are county specific and may not be available in every county


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DTS Services:
HOW to Submit a Plant Discrepancy

This is a short tutorial for reporting title plant posting errors in Data Trace’s DTS application.



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HOW TO BUILD A SEARCH PACKAGE

This is a short tutorial on How to Build a Search Package in Data Trace’s DTS application.




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Case Searches
and Retrieving Completed Searches

Learn how to perform a case search, how to use the case search service in DTS, how to fill out the case service forms, how to load all searches from the previous four days, or where county specific information is found?

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Datedowns

Discover datedowns: what they are, why they are important, and how to use DTS to support this need. This course also discusses changes between the original search and today, where the datedown service is in DTS.

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Title Integrated Property Service (TIPS)

In this course we will be providing a brief discussion on what Title Integrated Property Service is. We will also be discussing TIPS layout, organization, as well as how to utilize this new service.

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DTS Services:
Grantor/Grantee

The Grantor / Grantee service is used to locate documents, but using a name instead of a property address or parcel identifier.



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DTS Services:
Reference Search

Learn how to use the Reference search functionality in DTS. Services are county specific and may not be available in every county

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DTS Services:
NOTARY PUBLIC

This document will provide information on how to use the Notary Public search service in DTS.



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HOW TO CLOSE AND CANCEL AN ORDER

This is a short tutorial on How to close and cancel an order in the Data Trace System application.



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Section 3 | Product Updates & Enhancements

ACCESSING AND USING THE STARTER XCHANGE

This user guide provides information on how to use the Starter Xchange service in DTS. Currently available in California, learn how to access starters through various types of search features within DTS.

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AUTO CHAIN FUNCTIONALITY

This course reviews Auto Chain Functionality within the DTS application. You will learn about the Auto Chain Feature and how it is designed to provide a genealogical look at a parcel.

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Section 4 | Tax Search Training

Texas Tax:
Search Basics

This DTS County Information series course covers some basic information on Tax Searches in the state of Texas. It includes how to locate tax agencies and rates, as well as basic property tax searches.

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Texas Tax:
Additional Information

This course covers some additional information on Texas Tax Searches. It includes information on HOA Collector, Locate Request Feature, Pending Certificates, Property Information and History Panel.

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Texas Tax:
Print, Export
and Email

This DTS County Information series covers how to print, export and email certificates for Tax Searches within the state of Texas.



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Southern California
Property Taxes

This course covers: Investigative Search Report, Order Search Report, Warnings & Comments, Cross Reference APNs, Prior Years Delinquency, Bonds & Assessments & County Specifics.

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Section 5 | County Specific Search

Hawaii DTS
County Specifics

In this course you will receive detailed information on County Specifics for Hawaii. This includes a detailed overview, including the use of Property Tax Service (TMK) and the avoidance of pitfalls.

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El Dorado California DTS County Specifics

In this course you will learn the particulars about searching for tax and title in El Dorado County California.



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Placer California DTS County Specifics

In this course you will learn the particulars for searching for tax and title in Placer County California.



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St Louis Missouri DTD County Specifics

This document covers plant information applicable to Jefferson County Missouri on DataTree for Desktop application.


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Jefferson Missouri DTS County Specifics

This document covers plant information applicable to Jefferson County Missouri. For information on DTS, please see the services guides on the DataTrace University home page.

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Course List

Section 1 | Getting Started With Data Trace

right-arrow-3 INSTALLATION AND REGISTRATION

right-arrow-3 LEARNING THE INTERFACE

right-arrow-3
 YOUR FIRST SEARCH

Section 2 | Data Trace Basic Training

right-arrow-3 GRANTOR/ GRANTEE AND PLAT LIST

right-arrow-3 INSTRUMENT AND LEGAL DESCRIPTION

right-arrow-3 CASE SEARCHES AND RETRIEVING COMPLETED SEARCHES

right-arrow-3 ARB SEARCHES
 
right-arrow-3 FALLOUT/ DISPLAY AND MAINTAIN ORDERS

right-arrow-3 DATEDOWNS
 
right-arrow-3 ORDERS, BUSINESS SERVICES, AND REFERENCE SEARCHES

right-arrow-3 TELETITLE TIPS AND TRICKS AND THE BATCH IMAGING SERVICE

right-arrow-3 TITLE INTEGRATED PROPERTY SERVICE (TIPS)

right-arrow-3 HOW TO READ A TITLE CHAIN

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: DATEDOWN

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: HOW TO SUBMIT A PLANT DISCREPANCY

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: GRANTOR / GRANTEE

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: FALLOUT SERVICE

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: INSTRUMENT SEARCH

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: CORPORATE, LP, AND LLC SEARCHES

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: HOW TO SUBMIT A PLANT DISCREPANCY

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: NOTARY PUBLIC

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: PLAT LISTS

right-arrow-3 HOW TO BUILD A SEARCH PACKAGE

right-arrow-3 HOW CLOSE AND CANCEL AN ORDER

Section 3 | Product Updates & Enhancements

right-arrow-3 ACCESSING AND USING THE STARTER XCHANGE

right-arrow-3 AUTO CHAIN FUNCTIONALITY

right-arrow-3 BROAD SEARCH FUNCTIONALITY

Section 4 | Tax Search Training

right-arrow-3 TEXAS TAX: SEARCH BASICS

right-arrow-3 TEXAS TAX: PRINT, EXPORT & EMAIL

right-arrow-3 TEXAS TAX: MANAGING ORDERS

right-arrow-3 TEXAS TAX: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

right-arrow-3 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PROPERTY TAXES

right-arrow-3 DTS SERVICES: PROPERTY TAX

Section 5 | County Specific Search

right-arrow-3 HAWAII DTS COUNTY SPECIFICS 

right-arrow-3 EL DORADO CALIFORNIA DTS COUNTY SPECIFICS

right-arrow-3 STANISLAUS CALIFORNIA DTS COUNTY SPECIFICS

right-arrow-3 PLACER CALIFORNIA DTS COUNTY SPECIFICS

right-arrow-3 JEFFERSON MISSOURI DTS COUNTY SPECIFICIS

right-arrow-3 ST LOUIS MISSOURI DTS COUNTY SPECIFICS

right-arrow-3 ST LOUIS MISSOURI DTD COUNTY SPECIFICS