Digital Archives Change Log
Added Support for Local Government Agency Publications
Changed Audio Records to Allow MP3 Format
Modified Searches to Support the Marriage Equality Act
Added Help to the End of the Order Process
Display a Credit Card Error Message rather than a Generic Error Message during Order Process
Modified Search Criteria for Resolution Searches
Added Audit Reports to Detailed Search
Format DACS Titles with Commas
Modified Detailed Search Interface for Ordinances
Added 2013 Family Tree Magazine Award
Changed Death Location to Last Residence for Social Security Death Index Records
Fixed Printing a Jpeg so that it is on One Page
Updated to Twitter API Version 1.1
Renamed 'E-Publication Records' Collection to 'Publications, State Government Agencies'
Moved FAQ under the 'About us' Menu
Added Notes from Titles to the Fields that are searched using the Collections Search
Removed LOC Reference
Updated Volunteer Coordinator Contact Information
Added Videos to About us page.
Updated FAQ page.
Added 2012 Family Tree Magazine award.
Updated Digital Archives Policies page.
Added Governor Elect Web Sites to Home page.
Changed Record Series to Collections in Searches on Home page.
Replaced Facebook Share buttons with Like buttons.
Implemented Search Capability on the Collections Page.
Accommodate Future Years for Credit Card Transactions.
Renamed Record Series from Minutes Records to Minutes and Meeting Records.
Support Describing Archives : A Content Standard (DACS) for Descriptive Information of Collections.
Ordered Superior Court Search Results by Case Number and Case Sub.
Modified Detailed Superior Count Search to Group Results by Title Name.
Changed the Text of the "Transferring Records" Page under the Services Tab.
Updated the Estimated Download Time for Photographs to Show Cable and DSL.
May 2, 2012
Updated FAQ page.
Modified minute search to open calendar via a button.
Moved search criteria to top when searching by title on collection search page.
Replaced "Collections Coming Soon" with "Recently Added Collections" on the home page.
Changed link for DjVu plug-in to download from the download.digitalarchives.wa.gov server.
Added ability to go to next or previous record for Indian Census records.
Administrative History, Finding Aids and Notes files are displayed on Title pages if they exist.
August 10, 2011
Audio source field now automatically filters to the selected Title.
Search page performance increased.
News page performance increased.
June 1, 2011
Enhanced layout and search capabilities on the home page.
Collections page user interface updated for cleaner and more intuitive interactions.
Updated audio search with improved cross browser compatibility.
Search page interactions faster and more fluid.
Search results can now be opened in a new window or tab without leaving the search page.
'My Recent Searches' menu now allows you to select recent searches directly from the menu drop down.
News page archives past articles by year.
Records can now be shared on Facebook.
Additional metrics displayed: Records added in the last 30 days, and search time.
Look and feel of header, menu and footer adjusted to match Secretary of State website branding
April 5, 2011
Adjusted the Clerk of Court Record Series ordering logic.
December 28, 2010
Fixed a bug with column sorting of search results.
December 9, 2010
Added Twitter feed to home page.
Adjusted Corporations Records searches.
Conference Room page updated.
Added the Donations page.
E-Publications search screen now allows longer Publication Titles.
October 7, 2010
Added Indian Census Record Series.
Fixed a UI bug in record comments.
Updated collections page to automatically collapse long Record Series descriptions.
February 26, 2010
Updated website sitemap.
Added Title Introductions to "View Record" page.
Updated collections page to make entire title row clickable.
Updated various Secretary of State links to reflect domain name change.
Added estimated download time for E-publications Record Series.
Updated website logo.
January 22, 2010
Updated menu with new content regarding Digital Archives Services.
Updated footer to reflect new menu options.
November 30, 2009
Added a Printer-Friendly view for the "View Record."
Bug fix: An issue with E-Publication Records with PDFs over 200MB has been resolved.
Bug fix: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when sorting search results.
Bug fix: Fixed a bug that could cause an error when submitting comments.
Bug fix: Fixed a bug when paging through search results of multiple record series.
Bug fix: Fixed a paging bug with the Audio Record Series that could cause timeouts
on large search results.
Improved performance on Audio Search Results.
Search page UI update on drop down boxes.
Updated Clerk of Court name search link.
Updated directions on the Contact-Us page.
Updated E-Mail address for Imaging Services.
Updated E-Mail address for Records Management.
Updated invalid links.
Updated link to eRecords Management to direct to the State E-Records Management
Updated the News section UI.
Updated the Record Series Manuals.
Updated UI for Checkout page to reflect accepted credit cards.
Updated UI for record meta-data to preserve formatting when copying/pasting content.
August 24, 2009
Added 2009 Family Tree Magazine award.
Added additional record series manuals.
Collections page UI update.
Minor E-Commerce UI update.
Fee Schedule page removed.
Send comment page UI update.
Survey: added choices for local, state, and federal government users.
Updated phone contact list.
Bug fix: Search page collapsing panel script has been fixed.
User session timeout extended.
April 21, 2009
"Add to shopping cart" section has been redesigned.
American Express credit cards are now accepted.
Bug fix: Search results grid had a bug that could cause an error when paging through
Certain non-certified document orders can now be fulfilled online.
E-publications can now be searched via the Keyword search tab on the home page.
"Featured Collections" section has been expanded
Footer links have been expanded.
Menu bar has been redesigned for increased compatibility.
News RSS feed added.
Photograph search results interface has been updated.
Photographs and Audio collections are now browsable.
Questions and comments submission page has been redesigned.
Right-hand column on the homepage has been redesigned.
User manual for the "Resolution"
record series has been added.
February 3, 2009
The "Ask an Archivist" feature is now available to help answer your research questions.
The audio player UI has been updated.
Records with attached images now display the file size for each attachment.
The graphics for the menu bar have been redesigned.
The footer for the website has been redesigned.
Some formatting has been redesigned to improve cross browser compatibility.
November 20, 2008
The loading screen has been improved to better support smaller screens.
Additional search fields have been added to the
collections search page. Search parameters are now preserved between searches to further streamline the search
An issue was fixed that caused an error when two invalid dates were entered in a
detailed search for 'Minute Records'.
An issue was fixed that caused long collection title names to overlap the text box.
October 30, 2008
The Audio Record Series is now online.
October 21, 2008
The search results page for the Photographs Record Series now contains a drop down
list that lets you jump to a specific page in the search results.
Minutes/Resolutions/Ordinance Record Series was split into three separate record
October 13, 2008
An issue was fixed that prevented certain versions of Firefox from being automatically
redirected to the shopping cart after clicking the button to add an item.
September 22, 2008
An issue was fixed with the loading screen that caused it to not display properly
in Opera and Safari.
An issue was fixed that caused the loading screen to not show when "show all records"
was clicked for some rows in the basic search results page.
An issue was fixed that caused the title names to appear behind the grayed out loading
screen when "show all records" was clicked.
An issue was fixed that caused the shopping cart to be formatted incorrectly in
Internet Explorer 6.0.
An image map was added to the Digital Archives logo image. Clicking on the phrase
"About the Digital Archives" now sends the user to the "about" page while clicking
elsewhere returns the user to the home page.
A link to "studyancestors.com" was added to the "genealogy related links" page.
Search history functionality has been implemented. This allows previous searches
to remain cached so that the user can re-visit searches via the browser's back button.
Clicked links now remain highlighted in cached searches that are accessed via the
browser's back button or the "My Recent Searches" page.