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Divorce Records in Massachusetts in the 1930's.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  Can you tell me where in Massachusetts divorce records from the 1930's are located?  I believe my great-uncle had a short term marriage during the Great Depression.

 

Answer:  After 1922 all divorces were handled on the county level.  Therefore you would need to contact the county where they were residing when he or she filed for divorce. Unfortunately there is not a statewide index 1922-1952.  An index for cases since 1952 is available at the Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics, 150 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester, MA 02125.  Before 1922 divorce records are under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Judicial Court in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


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