When conducting a land title search, you would require the parcel number of the land. A parcel number is necessary to get the title information of the property. Therefore I would recommend you to get the parcel number before starting your investigation in order to get information regarding any land. If the property is put for sale then you would be able to get it from the real estate agent who has put the property for sale. The real estate agent would have the complete information of the property.
Once you get the parcel number then you would be ready to carry out your investigation on the Internet. In the second step, you would require to search for any online database which provides information for the properties. This is the phase of your investigation in which you would have to be considerate because sometimes it would not be easy to find a reliable resource. There are plenty of non reliable databases on the Internet and you would require recognizing them in order to avoid using them. Choosing an unreliable database would cause a lot of problem. The major issue with these resources is the wrong property information. Such resources would hardly provide any good and precise information.
Now the issue is how to distinguish between reliable and unreliable databases. According to my personal experience, if you really need to obtain useful information by doing land title search then you would have to employ any resource which has some price. I have used the online resources a couple of times and have found that only the paid resources give correct records. I believe that the paid resources have sense of responsibility because they have been getting paid for the services they provide. Since they have been getting paid that is why they also have been spending money on the databases in order to make sure that their clients get the most updated information regarding any land. So it is highly recommended to pay few bucks for making is certain that you obtain exact information.
When doing land title search then another thing which you can do while choosing a database is to spend some time on any search engine in order to get information regarding the database. If you would try to get some information in this way then you would definitely be able to come up with the comments of clients of the resource which would tell you either you should bring into play the resource or not.