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Does anyone know where the divorce records from 1860-1880 are?

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Re: Does anyone know where the divorce records from 1860-1880 are?

Posted: 20 Mar 2013 5:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Records prior to 1907 weren't required, so very few are available. Marriage records are the most recorded, death and birth less so. Since it appears that she died, and there wouldn't be a death record, the choices to locate her are few. You could see if there was a local paper in 1870, which I doubt. You can see if the cemetery her husband and kids are buried in has any records. (Stones don't weather well in Wi.). The last option, which has worked on rare occasions, is to find obits for her husband and her kids. If you are lucky, it will say "Layed to rest next to his wife", The mother dying so many years ago, buried next to his or her parents, etc..... When you have exhausted all avenues, it would be perfectly logical to make a note on your tree that she is presumed to have died bet. 1863-1870. Presumed to be buried in the (name of local cemetery). Good luck
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marthae101 17 Mar 2013 1:18AM GMT 
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