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This collection contains a divorce index from the Colorado Department of Health ranging from 1900-1939. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.
For a list of records by surnames published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Information found in this collection may include:
- Age of Husband
- Age of Wife
- Calculated birth year for husband
- Calculated birth year for wife
- Full date of divorce
- Husband's full name
- Date of marriage
- Number of children under 18
- Reference ID (Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number)
- Full name of wife including maiden name
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- Names of interested parties
- Date and place of divorce
Search the Collection
To browse this collection
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Surname Range" which takes you to the images
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as age, or wife's maiden name. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
- Check for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the records of nearby counties.
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Citations for this Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- "Colorado, Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Health, Denver.
|The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939.|
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