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Finding a divorce record

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Margaret Report 4 Feb 2014 19:35

Can anyone tell me where to go to find a divorce records the dates available and places. I have searched but haven't found anything.


Porkie_Pie Report 4 Feb 2014 19:51

From the national archives web site

The survival rate of divorce case files is:
•1858-1927: almost 100%
•1928-1937: 80%
•After 1937 : less than 0.2%

Their is a search facility for Divorce case files (1858-1937) on the same page

I believe Ancestry do hold UK, Civil Divorce Records, 1858-1911



Margaret Report 5 Feb 2014 12:35

Many Thanks Roy for the information. I will certainly see if I can follow these through to success. Kindest Regards Margaret


MarieCeleste Report 5 Feb 2014 20:49

Depending on when the divorce happened there are sometimes mentions in the newspaper archives.

The availability of records all depends on where/when the divorce happened (presuming you know that the couple did definitely divorce).


Margaret Report 5 Feb 2014 21:39

thank you Marie Celeste.