Florida Divorce Index - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001
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|Flag of Florida|
|Location of Florida|
|Record Type||Divorce Index|
|Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can This Collection Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes an index to divorce records from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville, for the years 1927 to 2001. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.
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What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of husband
- Name of wife
- Docket number
- Divorce date
- Divorce place
- Reference number (page, volume, entry number)
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person at the time of the divorce
- The approximate date of the divorce
- The place where the divorce took place
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the divorce information to locate the marriage record
- Obtain the divorce decree
- Use other records in the same locality to find information about your ancestors
- Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- 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
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Florida.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.