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Its a mystery!!! please help me!!

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Amanda Report 4 Jul 2008 11:50

how are you going with things lisa?


Lisa Report 4 Jul 2008 20:38

Hi Amanda, not doing too well, as my brother is really ill in hospital, so been a bit pre-occupied, but thankyou for asking....

Have found a Jewish records site that was quite informative but not found any matches yet....

if anyone is interested, it may help them...


Amanda Report 5 Jul 2008 11:24

HI lisa sorry to hear about your brother, my grandmother is very poorly at the moment she has cancer was taken back into hospital yesterday, i really dont think it is going to be much longer she is 82 and i just want the suffering to be over for her, god bless everyone that has family members suffering at the moment regards amanda

Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 6 Jul 2008 08:31

Hi Lisa

Re Divorces, it's the National Archives site you want and they are the J77 records in the catalogue. Their is one for a Harry Kausman 1937.



Lisa Report 6 Jul 2008 14:56

Hello LFW,

thanks a lot for that!,

I have already got the divorce in 1937, but if someone has been divorced would it definitely be on that site do you know?

We are looking into the possiblity that Harry Gordon Kausman who has been married three times, never actually got divorced from his 2nd wife Margaret Martin, before he married his third wife Joan Welbourn in you, or anyone know of anyway of finding out??

Many thanks in advance!


Lisa Report 6 Jul 2008 14:59

Hi Amanda, so sorry to hear about your Grandma, i too lost my Nan to cancer, and it was a terrible time, my heart goes out to you.

big hug,



Lisa Report 8 Jul 2008 19:23

nudged again..sorry!

Just wondering if anyone could help re: Divorce records..see post below....if its not on that site, where else could i look?

Many struggling again!


Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 8 Jul 2008 21:34

Hi Lisa

The quick answer is I don't know. Not all divorce records survived and in later years I believe that only a few were kept. I found this on the National Archives website, it might be worth ringing them to see if they can advise you where else to look.

Between 1858 and 1927 almost all divorce files survive. Between 1928 and 1937, the 80% of suits that were filed in the Central Registry are in J 77. The 20% of suits that were filed in the new district registries were destroyed (they are not indexed by J 78). After 1938, very few survive
Many files contain marriage certificates. Later files (after 1938) may contain photographs.

I wonder if they would be kept by the solicitors but how you would track them down I don't know.