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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
 
This collection includes digital images of divorce records from the civil courts in the following counties:  
 
This collection includes digital images of divorce records from the civil courts in the following counties:  
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The records are arranged by year and then in boxed files, alphabetically by name.  
 
The records are arranged by year and then in boxed files, alphabetically by name.  
  
For a list of records by localities and surname currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1930340/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
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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= "Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Washington State Regional Archives, SouthWest Region, Olympia, Washington. .}}  
 
 
 
[[Washington County Divorce Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
[[Image:Washington State County Divorce Records 4144656 90.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Image:Washington State County Divorce Records 4144656 90.jpg|'''Divorce Record'''
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
These records contain the following information:  
 
These records contain the following information:  
  
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*Court costs
 
*Court costs
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the parties involved in the divorce.
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*The approximate date of divorce.
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*The place where the divorce occurred.
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*The names of family members who may be named in the divorce decree.
  
*Name
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1930340/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "County"<br>⇒Select the "Case File Number Range" which takes you to the images
*Divorce date
 
*Divorce place
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the county<br>⇒Select the "Case File Number Range" which takes you to the images
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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.
  
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.
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== What Do I Do Next?==
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s divorce 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.
  
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. For example:
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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*Use the divorce record to find the marriage record of the couple
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*Use the divorce record to identify other family members
  
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*Check for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
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*Look for another index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.  
*Search the records of nearby counties.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Washington State, 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 [[Washington Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this state see the wiki article [[Washington, United States Genealogy]].}}
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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. <br>
  
*[http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ Washington State Digital&nbsp;Archives]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Washington State Regional Archives, SouthWest Region, Olympia, Washington.}} <br><br>
*[http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/VitalRecords.aspx Washington State Library]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Image citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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[[Washington Vital Records|Washington Vital Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== 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  ===
 
 
 
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*“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), entry for William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, married 23 November 1913; citing marriage certificate no. 859; FHL microfilm 2,025,063; Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
 
 
 
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*“El Salvador Civil Registration,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 21 March 2011), entry for Jose Maria Antonio del Carmen, born 9 April 1880; citing La Libertad, San Juan Opico, Nacimientos 1879-1893, image 50; Ministerio Archivo Civil de la Alcaldia Municipal de San Salvador.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Washington, United States
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Location of Washington
Record Description
Record Type Divorce
Collection years 1852-1950
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes digital images of divorce records from the civil courts in the following counties:

  • Clark
  • Cowlitz
  • Grays Harbor
  • Lewis
  • Mason
  • Pacific
  • Thurston
  • Wahkiakum

The records are arranged by year and then in boxed files, alphabetically by name.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

These records contain the following information:

  • Names of interested parties
  • Divorce date
  • Name of court
  • County of court
  • Conditions of the divorce decree

In addition the records may also contain:

  • Ages or calculated birth year of husband and wife
  • Names of minor children
  • Names of other relatives
  • Court costs

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the parties involved in the divorce.
  • The approximate date of divorce.
  • The place where the divorce occurred.
  • The names of family members who may be named in the divorce decree.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "County"
⇒Select the "Case File Number Range" which takes you to the images

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. 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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s divorce 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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the divorce record to find the marriage record of the couple
  • Use the divorce record to identify other family members

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

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:

"Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Washington State Regional Archives, SouthWest Region, Olympia, Washington.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, County Divorce Records, 1852-1950.

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.