Colorado Statewide Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Colorado, Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939 .
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- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains a divorce index from the Colorado Department of Health ranging from 1900-1939. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939.|
For a list of records by surnames published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
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 Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:
- The names of the couple who divorced.
- The date of the divorce.
- The place of divorce.
- The names of children or other parties named in the divorce.
Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Pagethen select the Surname Range.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939. Click on camera icon to see images.
What Do I Do Next?
Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the information to find the marriage record and other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?
- Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
- Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
- Search the indexes and records of Colorado, United States Genealogy.
- Search in the Colorado Archives and Libraries.
Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Department of Health, Denver.
The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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