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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
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The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. The collection includes records from 1968 to 1997.  
  
 
=== Citation for this Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for this Collection  ===
  
The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
 
 
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| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->[Ancestry.com] Connecticut Divorce Index. <!--bibdescend-->}} Ancestry.com
 
 
 
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
 
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Connecticut Divorce Index." <i>Ancestry.com</i>. www.ancestry.com : 2010.}}
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
The index lists the following information:  
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
  
 
*Name of husband  
 
*Name of husband  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to divorces make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:  
 
 
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:  
 
  
 
*The name of the person at the time of the divorce  
 
*The name of the person at the time of the divorce  
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*The approximate divorce date
 
*The approximate divorce date
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, volume, or entry number) to locate your ancestor in the divorce records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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=== Search the Collection ===
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at
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[http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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=== Using the Information ===
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When you have located your ancestor’s record use the page, volume or entry number listed to locate your ancestor's divorce record. The certificates are available at the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford.
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
  
If you do not find the person you are looking for, try the following:
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=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ===
  
*Look for alternate spellings of names.  
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.
 
*Look for a different index. Divorce records are a court record. Court records are often indexed at the beginning or end of record volumes. You might also want to check with a local genealogical or historical society as they often have indexes to local records.
 
*Look for a different index. Divorce records are a court record. Court records are often indexed at the beginning or end of record volumes. You might also want to check with a local genealogical or historical society as they often have indexes to local records.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
Connecticut Department of Public Health http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&amp;q=388130&amp;dphNav=|46940|  
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[http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3132&amp;q=388130&amp;dphNav=|46940| Connecticut Department of Public Health ]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
 
==== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
 
 
 
"Connecticut, Divorce Index, 1968-1997," database, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKMG-S3L : accessed 15 May 2012), Harry P Johnson, 1978; citing Divorce Index, Ancestry.com (Provo, Utah).
 
  
 
[[Category:Connecticut|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:Connecticut|Vital Records]]

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Record Description

The collection consists of indexes to divorces from the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. The collection includes records from 1968 to 1997.

Citation for this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968-1997." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Connecticut Divorce Index." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2010.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Name of husband
  • Name of wife
  • Docket number
  • Divorce date
  • Divorce place
  • Reference number (page, volume, entry number)

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The name of the person at the time of the divorce
  • The place where the divorce occurred
  • The approximate divorce date

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record use the page, volume or entry number listed to locate your ancestor's divorce record. The certificates are available at the Connecticut Department of Public Health in Hartford.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.
  • Look for a different index. Divorce records are a court record. Court records are often indexed at the beginning or end of record volumes. You might also want to check with a local genealogical or historical society as they often have indexes to local records.

Related Websites

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Related Wiki Articles

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.