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The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
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| title = Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997
=== Record Content  ===
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The index lists the following information:  
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*Name of husband
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*Name of wife
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*Docket number
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*Divorce date
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*Divorce place
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| record_type = Divorce Index
*Reference number (page, volume, entry number)
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| start_year = 1968
 
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| end_year = 1997
== How to Use the Record  ==
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| FS_URL_01 = [[GuidedResearch:Connecticut|Connecticut Guided Research]]
 
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Arkansas Research Tips and Strategies#Arkansas Record Finder|Arkansas Record Finder]]
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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| FS_URL_03 = [[Connecticut Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Step-by-Step Connecticut Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Connecticut, United States Genealogy]] 
 
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Connecticut Vital Records|Connecticut Vital Records]] 
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=388130&dphNav=%7C46940%7C Connecticut Department of Public Health ]
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| custodian = [https://portal.ct.gov/dph Connecticut Department of Public Health]
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. The collection includes records from 1968 to 1997.
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=== Image Visibility ===
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{{Image Visibility}}
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
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*The names of those directly involved with the divorce
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*The names of children 
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*The places of birth and education, previous marriages, and custody rights
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{{HR Tip|Court docket and certificate numbers were usually indexed.  Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The index entry generally lists only the most basic identifying information for an individual, so the original record may contain further information which was not indexed. Save or print a copy of the image.}}
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== Collection Content ==
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The following is an example of the type of information that may be contained on the indexed records. The amount of information varies from record to record.
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Field !! Indexed Value
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|-
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|Name
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|John J Smith
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|Event Type
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|Divorce
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|-
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|Event Date   
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|30 Mar 1971 
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|-
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|Event Place   
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|Connecticut
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|-
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|Race   
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|White 
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|-
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|Education Level   
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|4 years college 
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|-
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|Birth Date   
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|Jul 1940 
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|-
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|Birthplace   
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|Connecticut
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|-
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|Number of Previous Marriages   
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|Not Stated   
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|-
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|Spouse's Name   
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|Pame   
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|-
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|Spouse's Race   
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|White   
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|-
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|Spouse's Education Level   
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|3 years high school   
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|-
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|Spouse's Birth Date   
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|May 1942 
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|-
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|Spouse's Birthplace   
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|Pennsylvania 
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|-
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|Spouse's Previous Marriage Number   
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|Not Stated   
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|-
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|Marriage Date   
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|Oct 1961 
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|-
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|Marriage Place   
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|Washington D.C. 
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|-
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|Separation Date   
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|Jun 1970   
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|-
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|Plaintiff Party   
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|Husband   
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|-
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|Plaintiff's Residence Place   
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|West Hartford, Connecticut   
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|-
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|Number of Children Under Age 18   
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|Five   
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|-
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|Custody Granted   
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|Husband
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|-
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|Type of Decree   
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|Divorce granted to husband
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|-
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|Grounds for Divorce   
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|Cruelty   
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|-
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|Case Contested   
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|No   
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|-
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|Court Docket Number   
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|166790
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|-
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|Court   
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|Hartford 
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|-
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|Affiliate Publication Number   
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|DR09368   
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|-
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|Certificate Number   
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|3030 
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|}
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
 
*The name of the person at the time of the divorce  
 
*The name of the person at the time of the divorce  
 
*The place where the divorce occurred  
 
*The place where the divorce occurred  
 
*The approximate divorce date
 
*The approximate divorce date
 
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=== Search the Index ===
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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{{Search Collection Link | CID=CID1967742 }}
 
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
If you do not find the person you are looking for, try the following:
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
*Look for alternate spellings of names.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*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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When you have located your ancestor’s record use the page, volume or entry number listed to locate your ancestor's divorce record. The certificates are available at the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford.
 
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
== Related Websites  ==
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*Use the divorce information to find the marriage record
 
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*Search for additional records about your ancestor where the divorce occurred
Connecticut Department of Public Health
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct  
http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&q=388130&dphNav=|46940|
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
 
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*Use the information found listed to find the family in census records and birth records
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
[[Connecticut Vital Records|Connecticut Vital Records]]
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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 record.
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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=== Research Helps ===
 
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Connecticut, United States Genealogy|Connecticut]].
{{Contributor_invite}}
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* [[GuidedResearch:Connecticut|Connecticut Guided Research]]
 
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* [[Connecticut Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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* [[Step-by-Step Connecticut Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
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== Citing This Collection ==
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.  
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
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{{Collection_Published}}
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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{{Record_Citation}}
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
*“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.
 
*“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.
 
*"Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002" index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]: accessed 7 October 2011. entry for Lawrence Fredreick Evans, died 31 December 1992; citing Death Records, reference number 2,450,537, certificate 034,578; Index provided by Ancestry,com, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
 
 
 
== Citation for this Collection ==
 
 
 
The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:
 
 
 
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Record Description
Record Type Divorce Index
Collection years 1968-1997
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. The collection includes records from 1968 to 1997.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • The names of those directly involved with the divorce
  • The names of children
  • The places of birth and education, previous marriages, and custody rights

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

The following is an example of the type of information that may be contained on the indexed records. The amount of information varies from record to record.

Field Indexed Value
Name John J Smith
Event Type Divorce
Event Date 30 Mar 1971
Event Place Connecticut
Race White
Education Level 4 years college
Birth Date Jul 1940
Birthplace Connecticut
Number of Previous Marriages Not Stated
Spouse's Name Pame
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Education Level 3 years high school
Spouse's Birth Date May 1942
Spouse's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Spouse's Previous Marriage Number Not Stated
Marriage Date Oct 1961
Marriage Place Washington D.C.
Separation Date Jun 1970
Plaintiff Party Husband
Plaintiff's Residence Place West Hartford, Connecticut
Number of Children Under Age 18 Five
Custody Granted Husband
Type of Decree Divorce granted to husband
Grounds for Divorce Cruelty
Case Contested No
Court Docket Number 166790
Court Hartford
Affiliate Publication Number DR09368
Certificate Number 3030

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 place where the divorce occurred
  • The approximate divorce date

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on 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 | 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]

When you have located your ancestor’s record use the page, volume or entry number listed to locate your ancestor's divorce record. The certificates are available at the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the divorce information to find the marriage record
  • Search for additional records about your ancestor where the divorce occurred
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
  • Use the information found listed to find the family in census records and birth records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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 record.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.