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Texas, Divorce Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Texas Divorce Index, 1968-2010
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Texas, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Divorce Index
Collection years 1968-2010
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What Is in This Collection?Edit

This collection contains indexes of Divorce Decrees and Annulments to Marriage submitted to district courts throughout the state of Texas for the years 1968 to 2010. The indexes were prepared by the Vital Statistics Unit of the Department of State Health Services and have been published on the Department's website.


Image VisibilityEdit

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What Can These Records Tell Me?Edit

The following information may be found in these records:

Divorce

  • 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 Do I Search This Collection?Edit

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location
  • Date of the event

Search the IndexEdit

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?Edit

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

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records

Research HelpsEdit

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.

Citing This CollectionEdit

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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