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|title=California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
 
|title=California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
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== Record Description ==
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This Collection will include records from 1966 to 1984.<br>
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The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento. Index provided by Ancestry.com.
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| record_type = Divorce Index
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| start_year = 1966
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| end_year = 1984
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| FS_URL_01 =[[California, United States Genealogy]]
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| FS_URL_02 =[[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]] 
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| FS_URL_03 =[[California History|California History]]
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| RW_URL_01 =[http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/DEFAULT.aspx California Department of Public Health]
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| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/pages/certifiedcopiesofmarriageanddivorcerecords.aspx Certified Copy of Divorce Record] 
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| RW_URL_03 =[http://cagenweb.com/ California GenWeb Project]
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=== Citation for this Collection ===
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento for the years 1966 to 1984. Index provided by Ancestry.com.  
  
{{Collection citation| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->"California Divorce Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com. : 2012. <!--bibdescend-->}}
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
The index lists the following information:  
 
The index lists the following information:  
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*Reference number (page, volume, entry number)
 
*Reference number (page, volume, entry number)
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I 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.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to divorces make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
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*The name of the person at the time of the divorce.  
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*The place where the divorce occurred.  
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*The approximate divorce date.
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
 
  
*The name of the person at the time of the divorce
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2015584 Collection Page]:'''<br> Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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:
*The place where the divorce occurred
 
*The approximate divorce date
 
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, volume, or entry number) to locate your ancestor in the divorce records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.  
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.  
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
If you do not find the person you are looking for, try the following:
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
*Look for alternate spellings of names.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Look for a different index. Divorce records are a court record. Court records are often indexed at the beginning or end of record volumes. You might also want to check with a local genealogical or historical society as they often have indexes to local records.
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Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, volume, or entry number) to locate your ancestor in the divorce records. When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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* Use the information found to find the marriage record.
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* Search additional records, such as censuses, land, and probate records
  
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
[http://www.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/DEFAULT.aspx California Department of Public Health]
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?===
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*Look for alternate spellings of names.
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*Look for a different index. Divorce records are a court record. Court records are often indexed at the beginning or end of record volumes. You might also want to check with a local genealogical or historical society as they often have indexes to local records.
  
*[[California|California]]
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|California, Divorce Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[California Archives and Libraries]]. }}
*[[California Vital Records|California Vital Records]]
 
*[[California History|California History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
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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..
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing "California, Divorce Index." <i>Ancestry.com</i>. www.ancestry.com : 2007. Citing Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.}}
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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<br> '''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|CID=CID2015584
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|title=California Divorce Index, 1966-1984
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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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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
[[Category:California|Vital Records]]
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
California, United States
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Location of California
Record Description
Record Type Divorce Index
Collection years 1966-1984
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento for the years 1966 to 1984. Index provided by Ancestry.com.

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The index lists the following information:

  • Name of husband
  • Name of wife
  • Docket number
  • Divorce date
  • Divorce place
  • Reference number (page, volume, entry number)

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person at the time of the divorce.
  • The place where the divorce occurred.
  • The approximate divorce date.


Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, volume, or entry number) to locate your ancestor in the divorce records. When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information found to find the marriage record.
  • Search additional records, such as censuses, land, and probate records


I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Look for alternate spellings of names.
  • Look for a different index. Divorce records are a court record. Court records are often indexed at the beginning or end of record volumes. You might also want to check with a local genealogical or historical society as they often have indexes to local records.

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..

Collection Citation:

"California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing "California, Divorce Index." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2007. Citing Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.


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 California Divorce Index, 1966-1984.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.