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:
- Date of divorce
- Place of divorce
- Education level
- 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
- 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