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1927-2001
Records
6,025,376
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This database is an index to over 3 million divorces that were filed in Florida from 1927-2001. Information that may be found in this database includes:

  • Husband's name
  • Wife's name
  • Date divorce was filed
  • County divorce was filed in
  • Certificate number
  • Volume number

Divorces filed from 1927 to 1969 and 2000 to 2001 are linked to corresponding index images.

It is important that you use the information found in this database to locate your relative in the original records that this index references. Usually more information is available in the records themselves than is found in an index. For example, divorce records may list marriage information, birth information, or the cause for divorce in addition to the information provided in this index.

Marriage, divorce, and annulment records file after 6 June 1927 are available at the Office of Vital Statistics. For records prior to that date, query the clerk of courts in the county where the license or decree was issued. Numerous county marriage records began as early as the 1820s. Copies of marriage license applications are available only from the clerk of courts in the county courthouse. Standard request forms for copies of state held records are necessary and available as indicated above.

Taken from Florida Pioneer Descendants Certification Program Committee, Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc., "Florida," in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3d ed., ed. Alice Eichholz. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004).

Note: When you look at the images of the index, sometimes the county of divorce will be listed as a numeric code. For your reference, the county code translation table is provided below:

CountyCodeCountyCode
Alachua11Lake45
Baker12Lee46
Bay13Leon47
Bradford14Levy48
Brevard15Liberty49
Broward16Madison50
Calhoun17Manatee51
Charlotte18Marion52
Citrus19Martin53
Clay20Monroe54
Collier21Nassau55
Columbia22Okaloosa56
Dade23Okeechobee57
De Soto24Orange58
Dixie25Osceola59
Duval26Palm Beach60
Escambia27Pasco61
Flagler28Pinellas62
Franklin29Polk63
Gadsden30Putnam64
Gilchrist31Saint Johns65
Glades32Saint Lucie66
Gulf33Santa Rosa67
Hamilton34Sarasota68
Hardee35Seminole69
Hendry36Sumter70
Hernando37Suwannee71
Highlands38Taylor72
Hillsborough39Union73
Holmes40Volusia74
Indian River41Wakulla75
Name
Years
1805-2002
Records
5,968,944
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This database contains an index and images of marriage records from Missouri covering the years 1805-2002. Information that may be found in this database includes the following:

  • Groom's name
  • Groom's race
  • Groom's birth date or age
  • Groom's parents' names
  • Bride's name
  • Bride's race
  • Bride's birth date or age
  • Bride's parents' names
  • Marriage place
  • Marriage date

Types of marriage records found in this database include marriage licenses, applications for marriage licenses, records of marriages solemnized, marriage certificates, marriage registers, and indexes. Due to the variety of record types, all of the above listed information may not be available in the index for each marriage. On the other hand, there may be additional information listed on actual marriage records, so always click through to view the record images.

Marriage records are great sources for genealogists because they document an individual in a particular place and time as well as provide details about that person's marriage.

Search Tips:

  • This collection includes images of indexes as well as the actual marriage records. If you're having trouble finding your ancestor through the search, try browsing the index for the county in which they lived and use that information to locate them in the actual records.
  • Don't overlook the possibility that your ancestor may have been married in a nearby county that was more convenient to them, or where other family members lived.

More about Marriage Records in Missouri:

Marriage records are held by the county recorder of deeds. Prior to 26 June 1881, no marriage license was required; the marriage was recorded in any convenient courthouse.

Taken from Marsha Hoffman Rising and Pamela Boyer Porter, "Missouri," in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3d ed., ed. Alice Eichholz. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004).

Types of Marriage Records:

Marriage licenses are the most common marriage records in the United States. They are issued by the appropriate authority prior to the marriage ceremony, and they have come to replace the posting of banns and intentions. Marriage licenses, which grant permission for a marriage to be performed, are returned to civil authorities after the ceremony.

Marriage licenses exist in varying forms. A standard form generally asks for the names of the bride and groom, their residence at the time of application, the date the marriage was performed, the date the license was issued, the place of the marriage, and the name of the person performing the marriage ceremony.

Applications for marriage licenses have been required in some jurisdictions in addition to or in place of bonds. Applications are often filled out by both the bride and groom and typically contain a large amount of genealogical information.

Marriage certificates are given to the couple after the ceremony is completed and are thus usually found among family records. There are exceptions, however. [Some] certificates…are similar to marriage licenses issued in other places. The bride and groom usually receive a marriage certificate for their family records containing similar historical information, signatures of witnesses, and so on.

Taken from Cerny, Johni, "Vital Records" in The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy, ed. Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2006).

Name
Years
1911-1999
Records
5,859,513
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This database is an index to over 5.9 million births recorded in Kentucky between 1911 and 1999. Information contained in this index includes child’s name, child’s gender, birth date, birth county, mother’s name, registered date, volume year, volume number, and birth certificate number. Note: Not all entries will contain all of this information. There is a small bug in the data and records from Rowan County are misindexed as Breathitt County. Researchers may want to search both counties, and be cautious in the interpretation of these records. With the information provided in this index, you may be able to obtain a copy of a birth certificate. If possible, it is important that you do this because oft times more information is provided in an original record than is provided in its index. For information on how to order a copy of a birth certificate, visit the Kentucky Department of Health, Vital Records website.
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Years
1852-1964
Records
5,646,087
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This collection contains death certificates from 1911-1953, returns of death for various counties from 1852-1910, and other related sources. Information in each record will vary by source, but generally includes the name, race, age, gender, date and place of death, date and place of birth, residence, and parents' names and birthplaces.
Name
New Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970 Source: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1860-1970 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Years
1860-1970
Records
5,270,347
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This database contains an index to Massachusetts birth records. Entries will typically include a name, town, birth year, and volume and page where the original record is located.
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This database is an index to over 3.5 million divorces that were filed in California from 1966-1984. Information that may be found in this database includes:Husband's name
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Family & Local History Books Source: Ancestry.com
Years
1500s - 1900s
Records
5,217,776
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Explore your history in our exclusive collection of family and local history books. Archives' digital library contains over 20,000 rare volumes, the vast majority of which are unavailable elsewhere online. This collection was digitized and indexed by Ancestry.com. The books in this collection cover a vast range of topics, eras, and geographies, including but not limited to: family histories and pedigrees; city, county, and state histories; city directories and regional gazetteers; military unit histories; published compilations of church records, some going back 5 centuries.
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Years
1877-1998
Records
5,187,072
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This index covers over 5 million deaths recorded in Florida from 1877-1998. Most records contain:

  • Name of deceased
  • Death place (city and/or county)
  • Death date
  • Race
  • Birth date
  • Gender
  • Certificate and/or volume number

This collection of records was digitized from microfiche provided by The Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, Florida 32231-0042. It is important to use the information gathered from this index to obtain a copy of the original record, as original records usually contain more information than do their indexes. Information about how to order a copy of a death certificate is available on The Florida Department of Health website.

The Bureau of Vital Statistics of the State Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, Florida 32231, has custody of birth and death records filed from January 1917 to date.

Death records begin about 1877, but the first state law mandating registration of deaths was passed in 1899, and records before 1917 are spotty. It is always wise to check with city health departments. Some years ago, for example, the St. Augustine Health Department deposited a number of "death certificates and burial permits" written on scraps of paper, prescription blanks, etc., for the late 1870s and early 1880s with its local historical society library.

Taken from Florida, Ancestry's Red Book by Lyn Scott and Gary Topping, edited by Alice Eichholz. (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1992).

Death records of the nineteenth century often include the name of the deceased, date, place, and cause of death, age at the time of death, place of birth, parents' names, occupation, name of spouse, name of the person giving the information, and the informant's relationship to the deceased. Race is listed in some records.

Death records, both early and modern, can help you identify others related to the decedent. The information provided in the records is usually given to authorities by a close relative. If the relative is a married daughter, the record will state her married name. Aunts, uncles, in-laws, cousins, and other relatives are listed as informants on death records. Each new name is a clue to the identity of other ancestors that should be pursued.

Taken from Chapter 3: Research in Birth, Death, and Cemetery Records, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Johni Cerny; edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997).

Name
Years
1758-1996
Records
5,026,461
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This collection includes marriage records from Iowa. You can learn more about this collection at the FamilySearch website listed below:
Name
Years
1903-1982
Records
4,814,886
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Texas Death Certificates
Name
Years
1800-1999
Records
4,602,599
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This collection contains birth, baptism and christening information from civil, church and other records. It is not a comprehensive database of all births in Iowa for this time period. Information varies by county, but can include name; date and place of birth; date of baptism; date of death; age at death; race; gender; father's name, age and birthplace; mother's name, age and birthplace; paternal grandparents' names; and maternal grandparents' names.
Name
Years
1660-1931
Records
4,513,481
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This database is an index extracted from more than 2.3 million birth, baptism, and christening records from New Jersey.

What's in the Index

Volunteers extracted the birth, baptism, and christening details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records from New Jersey. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of birth, baptism, and christening records for the state during this time.

Details in the index entries vary depending on the original record, but they may include

  • name
  • gender
  • race
  • birthplace
  • birth date
  • christening place
  • christening date
  • death date
  • age at death
  • father's name, age, birthplace
  • mother's name, age, birthplace
  • paternal grandparents
  • maternal grandparents
  • FHL film number
    • Death dates and ages refer to children who died near or at birth.

      The FHL film number refers to a microfilm copy of the source held by the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

      Because this database includes details extracted from family records, researchers will want to confirm facts with original and primary sources.

Name
Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901-1980 Source: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
Years
1901-1980
Records
4,509,751
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This database contains an index to Massachusetts death records for the years 1901-1980. Entries will typically include a name, town, birth year, and a certificate number or a volume and page number for the original record.
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Years
1901
Records
4,470,512
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This collection consists of Scotland census transcripts from 1901. Information includes name, age, estimated birth year, gender, occupation, and relationship to head of household.
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This data collection is an index to over 2.85 million obituaries in Ohio newspapers from the 1810s to 2013. It has been compiled from various record sources such as newspapers, obituaries, and local government offices. About ninety percent of the content is from newspaper citations and about ten percent from other sources. Some death notices may be lengthy articles, and some may be brief one line announcements. A small number of marriage notices have also been indexed, along with a variety of other sources, mostly from the Hayes Presidential Center. Examples of these other sources are probate case files, funeral home records, society membership records, biographical files, brief references in history books, etc. Information extracted from these documents generally includes name of deceased, death date, place of death (city, state), age at death, birth date, parents’ names, marriage date, spouse name, newspaper source (title, date, page, column), newspaper location, newspaper repository location, other source (title, data, location description).
Name
Years
1801-1928
Records
4,138,236
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This collection contains birth, baptism and christening information from civil, church and other records for 1826-1908. It is not a comprehensive database of all births in Wisconsin for this time period. Information varies by county, but can include name; gender; date and place of birth; date and place of christening; age at christening; date of death and age at death (for children who died near birth); race; father's name, age and birthplace; mother's name, age and birthplace; paternal grandparents' names; maternal grandparents' names; and FHL film number.
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Years
1908-2004
Records
4,134,003
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This database is an index to deaths that occurred in North Carolina between 1908 and 2004. This index was created by three agencies.

The first portion was created by Ancestry from microfilm copies of county death indexes obtained from the North Carolina State Archives and Records Section (see the bottom of this page for a list of counties and years covered). Records from this portion WILL include an IMAGE of the corresponding microfilm record. Be sure to view this image when it is available as additional information about your relative (such as volume and page number of death certificate) may be listed on it.

The second portion of this index is statewide and covers the years 1968-1996. It was obtained by Ancestry from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This portion of the index does NOT include any images.

The third portion of this index is also statewide but covers the years 1997-2004. It was obtained by Ancestry from the North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics. This portion of the index also does NOT include any images.

The following information is included in this database:

  • Name of deceased*
  • Death date*
  • Death place (usually a county)*
  • Age at time of death*
  • Gender
  • Race*
  • Marital status
  • Autopsy (yes or no)
  • Hospital
  • Bed Code
  • Attendant
  • Mode of burial
  • Father's surname
  • Place of injury
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Residence
  • Social Security Number

Note: An "*" denotes information that may be available for all records. All other information may only be listed for records from 1968-1996.

Where to Go From Here:

Death records are important records for genealogists because generally they provide details about an individual's death as well as details about an individual's life. With the information gathered from this index you might be able to obtain a copy of the original death record from the North Carolina Office of Vital Records, the State Archives, or the Register of Deeds in the county where the death occurred (see extended description for more information about this). It is important to use information obtained from this database to locate your ancestor in the original records that this index references, as usually additional information is contained in the original record that could further benefit your research.

More About North Carolina Deaths:

On 10 March 1913, the North Carolina General Assembly ratified an act requiring the registration of births and deaths in the state; virtually full compliance was achieved by 1920, with some delayed birth records for earlier dates eventually added. The indexes to these records are available in the county where the event took place or on microfilm at the North Carolina State Archives and the Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City.

Copies of death records can be obtained from the office of the County Register of Deeds and from the Office of Vital Records (North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Vital Records, 1903 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1903). The North Carolina State Archives also has death certificates for those who died between 1913 and 1955 on microfilm in the Search Room. The microfilm collection of the FHL has death certificates (1906-1994); still births (1814-1953); fetal deaths (1960-1974), and an index (1906-1967).

Taken from Johni Cerny and Gareth L. Mark, "North Carolina," Red Book ed. Alice Eichholz (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004).

Why can't I see the Social Security Number?

If the Social Security Number is not visible on the record index it is because Ancestry.com does not provide this number for any person that has passed away within the past 10 years.

Counties and Years that have Images:

Below is a list showing the counties and year ranges for which there are images of the microfilmed indexes from the State Archives included in this database:

  • County (Date Range)
  • Alleghany (1959-1989 and Various)
  • Avery (1914-1932)
  • Bertie (1914-1921)
  • Cleveland (1940-1977)
  • Currituck (1914-1983)
  • Davidson (1914-1980)
  • Gates (1871-1995)
  • Harnett (1914-1923)
  • Hertford (1913-1994)
  • Hoke (1913-1983)
  • Hyde (1913-1975)
  • Jones (1914-1981)
  • Martin (1913-1957)
  • Montgomery (1913-1981)
  • Perquiman (1913-1995)
  • Polk (1913-1993)
  • Scotland (1913-1949)
  • Vance (1913-1997)
  • Various (1906-1995)
  • North Carolina County Codes:

    Note: In some parts of this index, the county of death was recorded as a numeric code. In these cases, when you view the image, you will see the county written in that way. For your reference, the county code translations are provided below following the county name:

  • County (Code)
  • Alamance (1)
  • Cumberland (26)
  • Johnston (51)
  • Randolph (76)
  • Alexander (2)
  • Currituck (27)
  • Jones (52)
  • Richmond (77)
  • Alleghany (3)
  • Dare (28)
  • Lee (53)
  • Robeson (78)
  • Anson (4)
  • Davidson (29)
  • Lenoir (54)
  • Rockingham (79)
  • Ashe (5)
  • Davie (30)
  • Lincoln (55)
  • Rowan (80)
  • Avery (6)
  • Duplin (31)
  • Macon (57)
  • Rutherford (81)
  • Beaufort (7)
  • Durham (32)
  • Madison (58)
  • Sampson (82)
  • Bertie (8)
  • Edgecombe (33)
  • Martin (59)
  • Scotland (83)
  • Bladen (9)
  • Forsyth (34)
  • McDowell (56)
  • Stanly (84)
  • Brunswick (10)
  • Franklin (35)
  • Mecklenburg (60)
  • Stokes (85)
  • Buncombe (11)
  • Gaston (36)
  • Mitchell (61)
  • Surry (86)
  • Burke (12)
  • Gates (37)
  • Montgomery (62)
  • Swain (87)
  • Cabarrus (13)
  • Graham (38)
  • Moore (63)
  • Transylvania (88)
  • Caldwell (14)
  • Granville (39)
  • Nash (64)
  • Tyrrell (89)
  • Camden (15)
  • Greene (40)
  • New Hanover (65)
  • Union (90)
  • Carteret (16)
  • Guilford (41)
  • Northampton (66)
  • Vance (91)
  • Caswell (17)
  • Halifax (42)
  • Onslow (67)
  • Wake (92)
  • Catawba (18)
  • Harnett (43)
  • Orange (68)
  • Warren (93)
  • Chatham (19)
  • Haywood (44)
  • Pamlico (69)
  • Washington (94)
  • Cherokee (20)
  • Henderson (45)
  • Pasquotank (70)
  • Watauga (95)
  • Chowan (21)
  • Hertford (46)
  • Pender (71)
  • Wayne (96)
  • Clay (22)
  • Hoke (47)
  • Perquimans (72)
  • Wilkes (97)
  • Cleveland (23)
  • Hyde (48)
  • Person (73)
  • Wilson (98)
  • Columbus (24)
  • Iredell (49)
  • Pitt (74)
  • Yadkin (99)
  • Craven (25)
  • Jackson (50)
  • Polk (75)
  • Yancey (100)
  • Name
    Years
    1850 to 1897
    Records
    4,062,903
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    This collection of data files relating to the immigration of Germans to the United States was provided by the National Archives. It contains data from 1850 to 1897. The file was created from 1977 to 2002.
    Name
    Years
    1891
    Records
    3,973,948
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    This collection consists of Scotland census transcripts from 1891. Information includes name, age, estimated birth year, gender, occupation, and relationship to head of household.
    Name
    Years
    1748-1993
    Records
    3,938,237
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    This collection includes marriage records from Indiana. You can learn more about this collection at the FamilySearch website listed below:

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