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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

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.

Record Content

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 the images one by one 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.

Related Websites

Colorado Department of Health

Related Wiki Articles

Colorado Vital Records

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

“Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939


When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Colorado, Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Department of Health, Denver.

 

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