Source Information

Ancestry.com. Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Florida Department of Health. Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001. Jacksonville, FL, USA: Florida Department of Health.

About Florida, Divorce Index, 1927-2001

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 filed 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).