The Texas Marriages database is comprised of groom/bride entries from 1967-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 10 potential associated fields; Groom_Name, Groom_Age, Bride_Name, Bride_Age, Application_Year, Application_Month, Application_Day, County_Code, County_Name, 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 MARRIAGE DATABASES: Insofar as the both the Groom_Name and Bride_Name fields represents last name and 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: (last/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).
Application_Year: 4 numbers, (eg. 1970).
Application_Month: numbers 1-12, (eg. 11).
Application_Day: numbers 1-31, (eg. 7).
County_Code: 3 numbers, (eg. 139).
County_Name: Alpha string (a-z), 16 characters max. length, no special characters; spaces allowed; not case sensitive.