Minnesota Divorce Records Index, 1970 - 2003
The Minnesota Divorce Registers is an archive that boasts around 485,000 records in its extensive collection that spans more than three decades. The records and divorce decrees in this collection all fall between the years 1970 and 2003 and were compiled and are now stored by the Minnesota Department of Health. For additional information about the Minnesota Divorce Registers, visit the office online at the Minnesota Department of Health website.
Information Available In This Collection
The Minnesota Divorce Registers Index provides a range of details on married couples who dissolved their marriages in this state. Some of the vital statistics in the records includes the full name, ages and date of birth of both the husband and wife listed on the divorce decree. The official date of the divorce and the location where the decree is filed is also included in the listing.
This massive archive also provides catalogue information to help those searching find the documents they want as quickly as possible. Each document in the record includes a unique record number to make the official divorce decree easier to locate. Divorce decrees are each issued by the county, so the location of the divorce is another key piece of information to help you find the information you are looking for more readily. Copies of divorce decrees can be ordered on this website or by contacting the Minnesota Department of Health.
About the Minnesota Department of Health
The records of the Minnesota Divorce Registers are held by the Minnesota Department of Health. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the Minnesota Department of Health at:
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164
All of the divorce decrees held by the Minnesota Department of Health include all of the vital statistics listed above, when the information is available. Records are filed alphabetically by the last name of the husband and with a unique file number for more efficient retrieval. Copies of divorce decrees and other official documents issued by the State of Minnesota can be ordered by contacting the Minnesota Department of Health by phone, email or mail. Visitors are also encouraged to come to the office in person if possible to place their orders for certified copies of documents.
According to the website for the Minnesota Department of Health, individuals living in Minnesota are married every 17 minutes in the state and divorced every 35 minutes. Ordering copies of these official documents must be done through the individual county that issued the marriage license or divorce decree. However, the process may be started through the Minnesota Department of Health website.
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