Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997 is a free collection at FamilySearch for a searchable Connecticut divorce index provided by Anestry.com with records from the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

 

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What Can I Learn from Divorce Records?

 

These divorce records may include:

  • Name
  • Date of divorce
  • Place of divorce
  • Race
  • Education level
  • Birthdate
  • Birthplace
  • Number of previous marriages
  • Spouse’s name
  • Spouse’s race
  • Spouse’s education level
  • Spouse’s birthplace
  • Spouse’s birthdate
  • Spouse’s number of previous marriages
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Separation date
  • Plaintiff party
  • Plaintiff’s residence place
  • Number of children under the age of 18
  • Custody granted
  • Type of decree
  • Grounds for Divorce
  • Case contested
  • Court docket number
  • Court
  • Certificate number

 

 

 

How Can Divorce Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you may be able to:

  • 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

 

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