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« on: Friday 02 February 18 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Where will I find divorce records for my ancestor? The divorce of Elizabeth Curtin and Joseph Patrick Curtin may have been in UK or Ireland between 1897-1917 and probably before 1911. I am a member of ancestry but I cannot find any divorce records on their database.
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Re: Divorce
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 February 18 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Divorce
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 February 18 15:35 GMT (UK) »
It is also possible that they did not divorce.

Where did you last have them living on the census  :-\
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Re: Divorce
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 February 18 16:12 GMT (UK) »
There are divorce records on Ancestry here :

https://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2465

I cannot find anything for your Curtins unfortunately.
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Re: Divorce
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 February 18 16:47 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Divorce
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 February 18 17:52 GMT (UK) »
Are you quite sure that they actually did divorce? Until comparatively recently it would have been an expensive and complex undertaking, beyond the purses of many couples.
Often one or more partner simply moved to another location, and either declared themselves single again, or, especially if they were trailing children in their wake,  widow/widower if undertaking another marriage.
It would not often be questioned in another area.
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Mapstone, Mapston.
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Re: Divorce
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 February 18 21:57 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Divorce
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 03 February 18 16:05 GMT (UK) »
Fascinating articles on divorce, thank you .... I've learned a lot from your links!
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