Tracing a Family Tree With Divorce Records


  1. jjuJud
    jjuJud April 27, 2013 at 10:59 am .

    I know next to nothing about my ancestors except names and dates. So it is such a joy for me to find actual stories when I can. My godfather, I was told, was a consummate bachelor. However my research led to discover three marriages! I have been able to find one divorce only, but what fabulous reading. I learned the man was abusive and the testimony in the case was riveting. I even contacted a descendent of one of his wives who told me stories, saying the family still lives in the original house and claims this great uncle of mine haunts the place. Divorce is the best! I wish so that I could find the other divorce(S). Good blog!

  2. Mariann Regan
    Mariann Regan April 28, 2013 at 1:09 am .

    I found a divorce in Florida the other day, for a member of my Southern family. I never considered tracking it down — I just assumed there was no record of children. Now I will mark it so that I can go back and see what the whole story is!

  3. Devon Lee
    Devon Lee April 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm .

    I would love to know how to find divorce records in Franklin County, OH.

  4. Shirley Rankin
    Shirley Rankin March 21, 2014 at 9:58 am .

    The article would have more value if you had explain how to get divorce records. I have been trying for a few months to get records from St. Louis. It is close to impossible to get any records from the courts via mail.

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