Source Information

Ancestry.com. California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: State of California. California Divorce Index, 1966-1984. Microfiche. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California.

About California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984

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
  • Wife’s name
  • Date divorce was filed
  • County divorce was filed in

      Each entry is also linked to an index image. On this image additional information about the divorce, such as the case number and state file number, may also be listed.

      Where to go From Here:

      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.

      Divorce records are available in the office of the clerk of the superior court in the county in which the proceedings were conducted.

      Taken from Dwight A Radford, Thelma Berkley Walsmith, and Nell Sachse Woodard., “California,” in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3d ed., ed. Alice Eichholz. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004).