Source Information

Ancestry.com. Ohio, Divorce Abstracts, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
Original data: Ohio Divorce Index, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, 2008.

About Ohio, Divorce Abstracts, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2007

This database contains abstracts of divorce records for the state of Ohio. Beginning in 1962 and extending to 2007, this collection has information regarding the parties involved, and can provide information needed to request copies of divorce decrees, which are available through individual county courts in Ohio. The Ohio Office of Vital Statistics does not issue the divorce decrees, these records are abstracts that provide limited information used for filing purposes.

While this collection contains a wide range of years, unfortunately, 1964,1965,1966 and 1972 are missing, as abstracts for these years are not available from the Ohio Office of Vital Statistics. As this is a more recent collection, this index potentially provides an opportunity to find more recent family history of relatives who may still be living.

The abstracts contain:

  • Husband’s name
  • Wife’s name
  • Birth years
  • Year of divorce
  • County of residence
  • Number of minor children
  • Marriage duration
  • Grounds for divorce
  • To whom the decree was granted