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About Ohio Divorce Index Records, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2010

Information Available in this Collection

The Ohio Marriage Index Records cover a large number of records 1972 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2010 and contain over 1.87 million Marriages. The records typically include the following information:


Husband's Details

  • Husband's Name
  • Husband's Year of Birth
  • Husbands Number of Times Previously Married
  • Husband's Residence City
  • Husband's Residence County


Wife's Details

  • Wife's Name
  • Wife's Year of Birth
  • Wife's Number of Times Previously Married
  • Wife's Residence City
  • Wife's Residence County


Divorce Details

  • Date of Decree
  • Decree County
  • Marriage Duration in Years
  • Grounds for Divorce
  • Divorce type
  • To Whom Granted
  • Number of Minor Children
  • Certificate Number
  • Volume Number


Please note the original data does not always provide full information and there are fewer records in the earlier years.

This database is an invaluable tool for those researching family history divorce records in the state of Ohio.


IMPORTANT Please also note that the original index created by the Ohio Department of Health has in some cases limited the length of a given name to seven characters. Therefore some names that have more than seven characters have been truncated and are displayed as shortened names. For example Alexander Hunter should be searched as Alexand Hunter


Vital Records

Ohio is an “open record” state. Vital records (records of births, deaths, marriages and terminations of marriage) are considered to be public records by the State of Ohio. This means that anyone who can submit the basic facts of a certificate may request a copy of it.

The State Office of Vital Statistics has all births that occurred in Ohio between December 20, 1908– present and all deaths occurring in Ohio that occurred from January 1, 1954 to the present.

The State Office of Vital Statistics also has indexes for marriages and divorces from January 1, 1954 to the present and Familyrelatives has placed these online for the above dates for your convenience.

The Office of Vital Statistics does not issue marriage licenses nor divorce decrees (they are issued by the probate court or clerk of courts). The Office of Vital Statistics maintains the index of marriages and divorces that occurred in Ohio from January 1, 1954, to present. The service provided by our office is to search for limited information from marriage and divorce abstracts that may be used to locate actual licenses or decrees from the courts.

For a marriage license, contact your County Probate Court where the original marriage license is on file.

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For a divorce decree, contact your County Clerk of Courts where the original divorce decree is on file.

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Or Contact

Mailing Address:

Ohio Department of Health

P.O. Box15098

Columbus, Ohio 43215-0098


Walk-in Address:

Ohio Department of Health

Office of Vital Statistics

225 Neilston Street


Telephone: (614) 466-2531



Ohio, Divorce Index Records, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2010

State of Ohio - Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Vital Records (Columbus, Ohio) - Ohio Divorce Index Records, 1962-1963, 1967-1971, 1973-2010.



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