Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Divorce records

  1. #1

    Divorce records

    I seem to be going round in circles. Does anyone know if there would there be any divorce records online for the 1970's for Wirral?

  2. #2
    As I understand it, modern di vorce records are not kept more than 20 years. There just might be something in a local newspaper but even that is unlikely by the 1970s as divorce was becoming more commonplace and not particularly newsworthy any more.

    OC

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Ampthill, Beds
    Posts
    1,167
    I notice that a lot were reported in the newspapers, could be worth a search if you have not tried.
    Carolyn

    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Plant, Skinner - Lincs ....all moved to London
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

  4. #4
    It was a good job I decided to check on the site as I didn't received notification, and I didn't want people to think I was rude!

    Thanks very much for your replies and insight. I will check out the newspapers - but it is probably a dead end in that respect for this enquiry.

    Thanks again for your help, it is much appreciated.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Ampthill, Beds
    Posts
    1,167
    I found one a while back, that particular paper must have sent office junior to courts once a week and just listed them all! so you may be lucky
    Carolyn

    Researching:Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon
    Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
    Plant, Skinner - Lincs ....all moved to London
    Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

  6. #6
    It certainly is worth a look!

  7. #7
    For England/Wales - Divorce records up to 1937, including details of the case, are held at the National Archives, Kew. I was looking through a box of them yesterday. Up to 1918, they have been made available on Ancestry.

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/h...uides/divorce/

    Post 1937 - the records are available but will only be a copy of the decree confirming the names involved, the date of divorce, and the court granting it, and can be obtained from the court service. An application can be expensive (between £10-£65), depending on how much you know about when/where the divorce took place.

    https://www.gov.uk/copy-decree-absolute-final-order
    Last edited by AntonyM; 23-08-19 at 08:41.
    I am a professional researcher, and ex- deputy registrar, based in Buckinghamshire - please contact me for any help/advice or research via PM or my website www.chalfontresearch.co.uk
    Follow me on Twittter @ChalfontR

  8. #8
    Thanks very much AntonyM, that's good information and I have learnt something new!
    Last edited by reuben30; 23-08-19 at 09:59. Reason: Missed letter off word

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •