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Monday, June 25, 2012

Maine Divorce Records

Maine Divorce records are showing up more frequently, in searches.  Here is a summary of this collection on Ancestry.com:

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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Maine, Divorce Records, 1798-1891 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data: Maine, Divorce Records, 1798–1891. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives.

About Maine, Divorce Records, 1798-1891

This database contains an index extracted from early Maine divorce records.
The details in this index were extracted by the Maine State Archives from divorce proceedings heard by County Supreme Judicial Courts in Maine. Details included are
  • plaintiff’s name
  • defendant’s name
  • term/date
  • docket number
  • county
  • court
  • volume and page number
This index does not include records for Lincoln County or cases heard in early District Courts or Courts of Common Pleas.

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