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The Online Genealogist: Indiana divorce during the Civil War.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I believe my Civil War ancestor returned from the war and filed for divorce.  This was from his first wife, and was shortly thereafter married to my ancestor in 1865.  I am having a cousin in Indiana check into this.  But I am not sure what court to look at.


Answer:  Divorce proceedings were filed with the county circuit courts. Within the circuit court of the county, the Court of Common Pleas handled divorces from 1853 to 1873. If you provide me with the county I can get you an address for your cousin.

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