North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index and images of names of former husbands and maiden names of divorced women.


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What Can I Learn from North Carolina Divorce Records?


Divorce records may include:

  • The names of the parties involved
  • The date and place of marriage
  • Names and ages of children
  • The cause of the divorce
  • Terms of settlement

After the American Revolution and through 1827, divorces could be granted by the general assembly. The superior court for each county in North Carolina also had jurisdiction over divorce cases beginning in 1814.



How Can Divorce Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With North Carolina Divorce Records information you may be able to:

  • Search for the marriage record of the couple
  • Search for vital records, such as birth and death
  • Search for the family in census records
  • Locate the original divorce decree





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