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Posted on: Dec 30, 2020

From the Tribune-Star:

Researching divorce is a challenge for a family historian for a number of reasons. Unlike marriage, divorce is not a “vital record” that can always be found in the same place in county or state records. In reality the avenue to obtain a divorce varied by place and changed over time in the colonies, territories and states.

In early records, there were three levels of “divorce.” One was a dissolution of a marriage, meaning it was annulled or declared invalid. Read more.

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