Iowa Divorce Records

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Divorce Records[edit | edit source]

Iowa divorce records have been kept since about 1834, when the first Iowa county was formed. They may provide: a person’s age, the divorce date, maiden name of wife, marriage date and place, occupation, childrens’ names, names of other family members, and places the family lived. Early divorce proceedings are in the district court of each county, and beginning in 1906, transcribed copies of divorce records were sent to the state.

Online Resources[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has copies of the following divorce records:

  • Prior to 1906 (a few counties)
  • 1906–mid 1900s (many counties)

In the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog, divorce records are listed under:


See Also

More information about divorce records in the United States can be found on the Divorce records page.