The Texas divorces database is comprised of groom/bride entries from 1968-on displayed in straight text form (using robust-SQL).
Selecting this database link will cause the following data entry form to appear:
Each name entry has 14 potential associated fields; Groom_Name, Groom_Age, Bride_Name, Bride_Age, Marriage_Year, Marriage_Month, Marriage_Day, Divorce_Year, Divorce_Month, Divorce_Day, County_Code, County_Name, Children_Under_18, File Number.
The Searcher may enter data into any one or all fields. To facilitate search flexibility, a wildcard "%", may be used and is recommended especially where the name spellings are uncertain. So, as an example entering "mary%" in the "First_Name" field would yield all births for a given year having first names with beginning letters "mary" (eg. mary, maryjane, maryann. . )
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR DIVORCE DATABASES: Insofar as the Groom_Name field represents last name and first name and middle name, and the Bride_Name field represents first name and middle name, a wildcard(%) is strongly recommended. An example of a search subject: "MARTIN JOHN H" would require an entry of MARTIN% or MART% or MARTIN J% (for example)for the search to be an accurate one.
Groom_Name: (last/first/middle) Alpha string (a-z), 21 characters max. length, no special characters; spaces allowed; not case sensitive.
Groom_Age: 1-2 numbers, (eg. 17).
Bride_Name: (first/middle only) Alpha string (a-z), 21 characters max. length, no special characters; spaces allowed; not case sensitive.
Bride_Age: 1-2 numbers, (eg. 9).
Marriage_Year: 4 numbers, (eg. 1970).
Marriage_Month: numbers 1-12, (eg. 11).
Marriage_Day: numbers 1-31, (eg. 7).
Divorce_Year: 4 numbers, (eg. 1993).
Divorce_Month: numbers 1-12, (eg. 1).
Divorce_Day: numbers 1-31, (eg. 25).
County_Code: 3 numbers, (eg. 139).
County_Name: Alpha string (a-z), 16 characters max. length, no special characters; spaces allowed; not case sensitive.
Children_Under_18: numbers 0-99, (eg. 3). Note: Not recommended as a search criteria.