Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Dibean Michigan Marriage Index

If you don't know what a "Dibean" is, don't worry: you're not alone. Actually, The Dibean Michigan Marriage Index is named for project coordinators Jack and Marianne Dibean, who've been collecting Michigan marriages for years. They now have more than 400,000 records in their index, and are still looking for more. Records come not only from civil records, but from private sources, newspaper articles, and obituaries. The Dibeans stress that this is only an index—and one built upon uncorroborated user submissions at that—so be sure to verify any information that you glean.