Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Divorce records

David asks:
”Is it worth it to get divorce records?”

It can certainly be worth it.  At the very least, it puts your person of interest in a specific place at a specific time which is important.  Knowing where he was narrows down where you need to look for other records.

I have a certain relative that was married and divorced four times.  I have the divorce decrees for three.  On those decrees it states where he was living at the time.  Where he was living was not where the divorce took place (his wives filed in the county they were living in).  This put him in two different states that I didn’t even know about.  This eventually led me to his death certificate.  Two of the decrees gave the grounds for divorce.  You can’t help but find that information interesting.

Copyright © 2013 Michele Simmons Lewis

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