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Sorting through Sordid Southern Divorce Records
The practice of divorce in the southern United States can vary by location and time period. Get an overview of divorce laws and practices from 1780s-1870s.
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Law, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, 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, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies