Texas, Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2010 .
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|Texas, United States|
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|Location of Texas|
|Record Type||Divorce Index|
What is in the Collection?
This collection contains indexes of Divorce Decrees and Annulments to Marriage submitted to district courts throughout the state of Texas for the years 1968 to 2010. The indexes were prepared by the Vital Statistics Unit of the Department of State Health Services and have been published on the Department's website.
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?
This section provides information on how to search the collection, what to do with information once found, and what to do if no record is found.
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
- Names of interested parties
- Date and place of divorce
Search the Collection
To search the collection by name:
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. 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.
For tips about searching on-line collections see the wiki article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
What Do I Do Next?
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.
What If I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For?
- 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.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Texas, Vital Records items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Texas Archives and Libraries. For additional information about this state see the wiki article Texas Genealogy.|
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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.
- "Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2010." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. CitingAncestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2005.
Record citation (or citation for the index entry):
|The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2010.|