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Access the records: Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1961 .

Contents

Record Description

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

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

"Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1961" Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Boise.

Record Content

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.

Related Websites

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Related Wiki Articles

Idaho Vital Records

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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


 

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