Colorado Statewide Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may 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

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.

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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Contributions to This Article

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


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

‘‘Example for an Indexed Collection:’’

“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.

‘‘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.

“Example for a Legacy Collection:”

"Australia Death and Burials 1816-1980," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed March 4, 2011), Annie Jones, 28 Jul 1887; citing Territorial Records, reference Crookwell, FHL microfilm 1,238,833; Victoria Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.