Researching your ancestors from Great Britain and Ireland

A guide to researching your ancestors in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, using resources at State Library Victoria.

Divorce records

England & Wales divorce records

Information on researching divorce records can be found on the Discovery (National Archives UK) research guide.

Northern Ireland divorce records

  • Contact the court where the divorce was granted - either a county court or the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Courthouse details can be found here.

Scottish divorce records (1563 to present)

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