Government Technology

Clark County, Wash., Archives Marriage Records Dating Back to 1889



August 11, 2008 By

Secretary of State Sam Reed is pleased to announce the availability of Clark County marriage records dating back to 1889, the year Washington became a state.

The marriage records are housed at the Washington State Digital Archives in Cheney, operated by Washington State Archives, and are open for research.

The collection contains marriage certificates from 1889 to 1977. As the imaging and indexing are completed, new records will be added to the collection, with completion estimated to be the fall of 2008.

"I am particularly pleased to know that the people of Clark county will be able to access their family's history and genealogy," Reed said. "I too have family who lived in Clark County during these times."

These images will include the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, county of marriage, witness and the officiating clergy.

"We are very excited that the new marriage records will provide the public with information on their family history," said Todd Henderson, an IT specialist with Digital Archives. "It is a great thing to be able to preserve this information for future generations. Many families with Clark County roots will find it very useful."


| More

Comments

Add Your Comment

You are solely responsible for the content of your comments. We reserve the right to remove comments that are considered profane, vulgar, obscene, factually inaccurate, off-topic, or considered a personal attack.

In Our Library

White Papers | Exclusives Reports | Webinar Archives | Best Practices and Case Studies
Better security. Better government.
Powering security at all levels of government with simpler, more connected IT.
Cybersecurity in an "All-IP World" Are You Prepared?
In a recent survey conducted by Public CIO, over 125 respondents shared how they protect their environments from cyber threats and the challenges they see in an all-IP world. Read how your cybersecurity strategies and attitudes compare with your peers.
Maintain Your IT Budget with Consistent Compliance Practices
Between the demands of meeting federal IT compliance mandates, increasing cybersecurity threats, and ever-shrinking budgets, it’s not uncommon for routine maintenance tasks to slip among state and local government IT departments. If it’s been months, or even only days, since you have maintained your systems, your agency may not be prepared for a compliance audit—and that could have severe financial consequences. Regardless of your mission, consistent systems keep your data secure, your age
View All

Featured Papers