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Divorce records may provide information about the date and place of marriage, names and ages of children, the cause of the divorce, and terms of settlement. After the American Revolution and through 1827, divorces could be granted by the general assembly, and these records are among the legislative papers at the state archives. The superior court for each county in North Carolina also had jurisdiction over divorce cases beginning in 1814. The Family History Library has very few of these documents. You can write to the superior court clerk at the county courthouse for copies or information. The North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources has divorce records from 1 January 1958 to the present.
Divorce records can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:
NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY] - DIVORCE RECORDS
NORTH CAROLINA, [COUNTY] - COURT RECORDS