Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday Night Fun, Missing Databases

1) Define one or more genealogy or family history databases, that are not currently online, that would really help you in your research. Where does this database currently reside?
While it really would not help me much personally (see my December 15th Advent Post) it would help many genealogists searching for their parents or grandparents marriages. The database I am talking about is the marriage applications that the couples filled out to get a marriage license here in Spokane County sometime after 1930. Before 1930 those applications are online at the Washington State Digital Archives.

2) Tell us about it/them in a blog post on your own blog or GenealogyWise or Facebook, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment to this post on Facebook.
Currently they have the Marriage Certificates after 1930 online, but the real genealogical information is on the applications, like place of birth of bride and groom, parents names (including maiden name of mother) and birthplaces of the parents, and occupations of bride and groom. The actual paper records are housed in the Eastern Washington State Archives in Cheney, Washington. The same records are also on microfilm at the county auditors office.

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