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The collection consists of an index to divorces created by the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. Covering divorces filed between May 1, 1947 and December 31, 1961.
Citation for This Collection
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- Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1961. Idaho State Registrar, Boise Idaho.
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
- Names of husband and wife
- Date of divorce
- Divorce place
- Cetificate number
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
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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. Use the certificate number to obtain a full copy of the divorce record.
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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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
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“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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