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This collection contains a divorce index from the Colorado Department of Health ranging from 1900-1939. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.  
 
This collection contains a divorce index from the Colorado Department of Health ranging from 1900-1939. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.  
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For a list of records by surnames published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2043439/waypoints Browse].
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===

Revision as of 17:04, 8 January 2013

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Record Description

This collection contains a divorce index from the Colorado Department of Health ranging from 1900-1939. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.

For a list of records by surnames published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

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

Colorado Department of Health. Colorado, Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939. Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Denver, Colorado.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts 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 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
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the "Surname Range" category which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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.

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.

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

‘‘Example for a Browsed Collection:’’

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.