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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington


Information about how to find divorce records.

Where to Find Divorce Records

There is a guide to Divorce records and where to look for them in The National Archives In-depth research guides.

For legal proof of a divorce in an English or Welsh court, from 1858 to the present, you should contact the Central Family Court in London.

You may also find details of divorces reported in local Newspapers.

If you were married in church and need to provide a certified copy of the entry for divorce purposes, please Contact us.