Divorce Records on the Internet.

12:45PM BST - Monday, 12 July 2004

Contributed by: Michael Bunting FSG

Browsing through my copy of Practical Family History No. 80 for August 2004 I found, on page 43, an article written by John Hanson which in its first picture shows a list of Buntings involved in Divorces between 1858 and 1903. Figure 2 portrays an example of a Bunting divorce extract. This magazine has a UK price of £2.50 and can be purchased from WH Smiths.

In essence the article is about the National Archivist pay per view site www.nationalarchivist.com which has an index described as listing Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, 1858-1903. The index has headings such as Event Year, Surname, Title, Forename and Middle name. To acquire further information a payment is required. The minimum credit charge being £7 for 35 credits (1 credit = 20p), these are then valid for 45 days. Typically three credits may be required for each view.

The site will possibly develop so that documents can be ordered as with other pay per view sites and you can register an interest now.

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