The Missouri Historical Divorce Records Index archives and manages 4,211 divorce records in its collection. These divorce records cover two centuries, dating from 1750 to 1950, and they were originally collected from the Missouri State Archives. Individuals who want to know more about the Missouri Historical Divorce Records Index can visit the Missouri State Archives website.
The Missouri Historical Divorce Records Index details several key vital facts, such as: the full (first, middle and last) name of the individual who filed for divorce; the first, middle and last name of the spouse; the divorce date; the divorce location; the box number; and the folder number.
The divorce records of the Missouri Historical Divorce Records Index are housed by the Missouri State Archives. To obtain original copies of the divorce records in this collection, contact the Missouri State Archives at:
Missouri State Archives
600 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1747
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Genealogical record requests through the Missouri State Archives are to be sent with a self-addressed stamped envelope, along with the written request. In addition, a genealogical request form, which is available online, should be completed with the request. This service is free of charge.
The Missouri State Archives is responsible for maintaining records of "permanent historical value" from 1770, including legislative, executive, and judicial records, along with land records, military records, state publications, photographic collections, county and municipal records (which are available on microfilm), and manuscript and reference collections.
Researchers can peruse these impressive archives through the Missouri State Archives' research room. There are currently more than 336 million paper records pages, 400 photographs, 9,000 maps, 61,000 microfilm reels, and 500 cubic feet of published state documents available through the Missouri State Archives. The research room houses all of the published materials and microfilm, but if you need to access records from the archives' stacks on Thursday evenings, Saturdays and holidays, you must place your request to do so in advance.
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