What is the recording date on United States Marriage Certificates?
I'm branching out and helping some local institutions with som of their native indexing projects. I've been working on Marriage Certificates from the 1940's and they would like me to include something called the "Recording Date". At first I thought that was pretty clear but after looking at several images, I'm uncertain if this refers to the date the judge or minister recorded the information (e.g. WITNESS MY HAND this _____ day of ______ A.D. 19__) or in fact the date the record was filed for record (e.g. Filed for record ______ day of ______ A.D. 19__). I've attached an example for clarity.
Is the Recording Date the "26th of July" or the "14th of August"?
I'm working with the "Scribe" Indexing Platform for the Washington State Archives (https://scribe.digitalarchives.wa.gov/#) and they don't seem to have all the nice helpful features of Family Search Indexing so I've been unable to find an answer on-site, or get in contact with the provided support email address, so I thought I'd ask you friendly folks if you have any wisedom.