The WZBR Book - Copying The Data

You can get a copy of the entire WZBR database from this page. Please note that it is © 2004 - 2018 Philip Semanchuk under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. The license is short and easy to read; please have a look at it if you want to share this data with anyone else. The data is available as a tarball of TSV files, a PKZIPped package of TSV files and a a SQLite database. You're welcome to share these files with others, but you have to provide the whole package. You're not allowed to send just the births file, for example, or the data files without the readme.

This data was last updated on 24 November, 2004.

Tarball and PKZIP Contents

Inside you'll find four files: births.tsv, marriages.tsv, deaths.tsv, and ReadMe.txt. The first three files are Tab Separated Value files. Readme.txt explains where the files are from and contains a copy of the license. TSV files are easy to import into spreadsheet and word processing programs like LibreOffice Calc.

The column headings are not contained in the TSV files. They are as follows.