Ancestry Posts California Marriage and Divorce Indexes

Ancestry logo3.bmpAncestry has posted indexes to California Marriages and Divorces. Marriages cover the time period between 1960 and 1985 and divorces from 1966 to 1984. The search index links to images of the actual indexes from the state of California. There are more than 4.8 million marriages in this database. Information that can be found in the marriage indexes includes:

  • Names of bride and groom
  • Ages of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and county location
  • Registrar and state file numbers

There are more than 3.5 million divorces also available. These records include:

  • Husband’s name
  • Wife’s name
  • Date divorce was filed
  • County divorce was filed in
  • Case and state file number

Click on the links below to access these databases:

4 thoughts on “Ancestry Posts California Marriage and Divorce Indexes

  1. I was so excited at the prospects of an index to CA marriages and divorces, but 1900+ is too late for me. Are there any indexes for the 1880 – 1890′s.
    Melinda

  2. U am also possibly interested in divorces in the latter quarter of the 1800s. Are these available?

  3. I would like a divorce index for the first half of the 20th century in California as well as Ohio. Is that possible?

  4. While I am an avid amateur genealogist, I am very upset with the state of California for releasing personal, very recent information. Now someone can very easily obtain my legal name, birthdate, mother’s maiden name, and now my marriage information. This is a prescription for identify theft.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>