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Old 11-07-2019, 10:37 AM   #1
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How can I best find a divorce record from 40 years ago if I don't know where in the US it occurred?

My grandparents divorced but they moved a lot and nobody knows when they actually divorced as they did not keep in touch much with anybody in the family. They have both passed now supposedly. One was in France when she passed.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:52 AM   #2
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The only place you could possibly locate it would be ancestry.com and even that’s a longshot.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:40 AM   #3
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If you know the county and state where the divorce was finalized, you can check with that county’s Clerk of Courts office. If you are not sure which county the divorce was finalized in, you can request these records at the state level. You should contact the Department of Vital Records in the state where the divorce took place. If you do not need a certified copy, and you want the records as fast as possible, you can try using third-party online websites. If you are searching for divorce record for genealogy purposes, you should check with the historical society in the county where the divorce took place. These local chapters typically have vital records, such as divorce records, dating back 100 years or more.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:42 PM   #4
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If you know the county and state...
Useless comment - OP already made it clear the location is unknown.
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Old 11-09-2019, 10:34 AM   #5
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How can I best find a divorce record from 40 years ago if I don't know where in the US it occurred?
Why would you want that information.

Your motive would go a long way toward getting helpful comments.

For example:

If you are just curious you probably don't want to spend any money on the search.

On the other hand, if you stand to inherit a million dollars, it would be worth hiring a private investigator who has national and international resources.
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It is all those things.
She apparently was somewhat well off over the years long ago, but that is a small part of it.
The complete lack of knowledge is troubling to me since it is my grandmother and that is a pretty close relation.
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The country where they divorced ,only in that place you can find out
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The country where they divorced ,only in that place you can find out

Thanks for a useless, nonsensical comment.
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