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== Record Description  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This Collection will include records from 1927 to 2001.  
 
This Collection will include records from 1927 to 2001.  
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The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
 
The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
  
=== Citation for this Collection ===
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== Collection Content  ==
 
 
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.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation| text = "Florida Divorce Index." Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2012. }}
 
 
 
[[Florida Divorce Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== 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? ==
  
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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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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*The name of the person at the time of the divorce
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*Identifying information such as the divorce date and place
  
*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/1967745?collectionNameFilter=false 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
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*The approximate divorce date
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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.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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== I Found What I was Looking for, What Now?==
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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.
  
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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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ==
  
If you do not find the person you are looking for, try the following:
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated 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.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
*Look for alternate spellings of names.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Florida, Divorce Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.  
*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.
 
  
== Related Websites ==
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For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to other items of interest, click the link below or the links in the heading  "Related WIKI Articles" Below:
  
Florida Department of Health http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/marriage.htm
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*[[Florida Archives and Libraries ]] }}
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
  
*[[Florida|Florida]]
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== Citing this Collection  ==
*[[Florida Vital Records|Florida Vital Records]]
 
*[[Florida History|Florida History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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. <br><br>
  
{{Contributor_invite}}  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. From "Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001." Database and images. <i>Ancestry</i>. http://www.ancestry.com : 2005. Citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville.}} <br><br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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|CID=CID1967745
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|title=Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001
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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]].
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
[[Category:Florida|Vital Records]]
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{{Contributor_invite}}
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[[Category:Florida Vital Records|Vital Records]]

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Divorce Index
Collection years 1927-2001
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites



What is in the Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1927 to 2001.

The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Collection Content

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 following:

  • The name of the person at the time of the divorce
  • Identifying information such as the divorce date and place

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 article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

I Found What I was Looking for, What Now?

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated 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.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.


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:

"Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. From "Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001." Database and images. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2005. Citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville.

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 Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001.


How You Can Contribute

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