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Divorces in Massachusetts during the 1870's.

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David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist


I have sought divorce records for years without success. I am looking for the divorce of Jeremiah Lucius and Mary (Field) Lucius in the 1870’s.  He never remarried but she married an Edward Saltus in the 1870’s. They are found living in Worcester county and she and her second husband in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.  To file for divorce in that period, where would the case be filed?


Answer: All divorces in Massachusetts prior to 1922 were handled by the Supreme Judicial Court.  To make a request for a divorce you will need to specify the county and the date range.   All requests are handled by Elizabeth Bouvier, Archivist of the Supreme Judicial Court Archives. 


Elizabeth Bouvier, Archivist

Judicial Archives

16th Floor

High Rise Courthouse

3 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108


Posted by David Lambert at 06/06/2011 11:16:21 AM | 

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