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    Can anyone tell me how to find divorce records on line, probably 1940/1950.
    thanks.
    Cath.

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    National archives:

    "Each divorce suit created a case file. The National Archives holds case files for all divorces from the Supreme Court 1858-1937 – very few case files survive after 1937.​"

    "The survival rate of divorce case files is:
    • 1858-1927: almost 100%
    • 1928-1937: 80%
    • After 1937: less than 0.2%"
    looks like newspapers are your best bet.

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    • #3
      Thanks. Sadly local paper isn't on line and I don't know exact date and don't fancy wading through years of film for a branch of the family I'm just checking out. Easiest thing is probably to get the marriage certificate for second wedding.
      Cath.

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      • #4
        Assuming England/Wales, then for post 1937 divorces the records, which means the decrees (not case papers) are still held by the court system.

        You can order them here - but if you only have names the searches can be expensive.

        How to order a copy of a decree absolute or a final order if you want to remarry or prove that you have divorced your former husband or wife or ended a civil partnership.
        Retired professional researcher, and ex- deputy registrar, now based in Worcestershire. Happy to give any help or advice I can ( especially on matters of civil registration) - contact via PM or my website www.chalfontresearch.co.uk
        Follow me on Twittter @ChalfontR

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        • #5
          Thanks for that. I think I 'll have to pass on this one. Looks rather expensive for an odd offshoot.
          Cath.

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          • #6
            Even professional researchers tend to only order divorce records (post 1937) when absolutely, or legally, necessary such as for probate work.

            In most cases looking at a later marriage certificate will confirm them as divorced (probably).
            Retired professional researcher, and ex- deputy registrar, now based in Worcestershire. Happy to give any help or advice I can ( especially on matters of civil registration) - contact via PM or my website www.chalfontresearch.co.uk
            Follow me on Twittter @ChalfontR

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