Colorado Statewide Divorce Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Colorado, Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Colorado, 
United States
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Location of Colorado
Record Description
Record Type Divorce Index
Collection years 1900-1939
FamilySearch Resources
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Colorado State Archives, Denver, Colorado


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a divorce index from the Colorado Department of Health for the years 1900 to 1939. The index is arranged in alphabetical order.

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Colorado Statewide Divorce Index, 1900-1939.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of Plaintiff and Defendant
  • Date of divorce
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Number of minor children
  • Reference ID
  • Wife's maiden name if resuming

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The names of the couple who divorced
  • The date of the divorce

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Surname Range to view the images.


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]

  • Whenever possible, look at the original record. If often has more information than the indexed record.

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

  • Search for the actual divorce decree
  • Use the information to find the marriage record
  • Search for other vital records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records
  • With the names of both spouses known, research prior census records for children that were born to the couple

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

  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relationships that can be verified by records
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, try searching nearby localities
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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