If they are “Divorced”

If your relative indicated they were divorced, make certain that you have searched for:

  • Records of all local courts that may have heard a divorce case.
  • Look for a separate maintenance case as well–there might have been no legal divorce, just a separation.
  • Look for land records on the couple for any property they owned.
  • Look for any property settlements (even of personal or chattel property) in the local land records.
  • Consider the fact that the couple was not legally divorced.