5:00PM - 6:00PM
Let No (Wo)Man Put Asunder: Researching Ancestors Who Divorce
In the ideal world, marriages last “until death do us part,” but in the real world, divorces occur. Learn the types of documents that show a divorce took place: vital records, censuses, court documents, newspaper stories, etc. The speaker’s great-aunt Jeanette, who was married at least 3 times and engaged in just a tad of bigamy, will be the basis of a case study.
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA