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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] divorce records and the court archives
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 09:53:49 -0600
References: <522147.35664.qm@web80601.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <522147.35664.qm@web80601.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Judie, Mickey and Bonnie,

Thank you all. You've demystified it for me.
Mickey thanks for that link. As many times as I have been on
that site, I never saw that section..
Bonnie I'm glad you let us know you are available for these searches.

Nan

On Jan 15, 2008, at 6:57 AM, Judith Mason wrote:

> Hi Nan,
>
> Divorce records are at the Cook County Circuit Court Archives.
> The archivists will do the work for you for a fee, but I went to
> the archives at the Daley Center, located the name in the index and
> filled out the form for the records to be brought in from an off
> site storage area. There's approximately a week to get the records.
>
> Judie
>
> Nan Brennan <> wrote:
> Hi Judie,
>
> "I'm all ears" on this thread on divorce records.
>
> I have one very elusive gUncle and I think If he got divorced ( I
> found a legal notice
> in the Tribune 1910 that might be him), obtaining the divorce records
> could be very helpful (and revealing!)
>
> Could you take us through this step by step? I don't know where to
> begin.
>
> Nan
>
>
> On Jan 14, 2008, at 10:47 PM, Judith Mason wrote:
>
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> I received a Cook County divorce document dated about
>> 1890.........WOW! I can't begin to tell you the information
>> contained in this document. Another received dated c. 1900....same
>> thing, more information than I believed possible to obtain from any
>> Cook County document!
>> Got a divorce, possible divorce in your family? Go for it!
>> Whatever you must pay these days will be well worth it.
>>
>> Judie Mason
>> Chicago
>>
>>
>> Beth Walsh wrote:
>> Colleen,
>> Have you tried obtaining the divorce decree and the supplementary
>> paperwork from the case? I got one from 1878 and it was amazing
>> what all was included. This was quite a few years ago though, so
>> I'm not sure what the procedure would be today. I actually looked
>> thru the giant sized ledgers that were just inside the door in the
>> Circuit Court office to get the case number - but I think there is
>> a totally different procedure now - that was in 1983!
>> Also, do you have your father's birth certificate (if there was one
>> filed)?
>>
>> Beth
>>
>> Colleen Flood wrote:
>> Vivian Flood doesn't ring a bell for me. I'm originally from the
>> south side 31st and Canal When my parents divorced I was 9 years
>> old and my Mother took all six of us kids to live on the North side
>> where I've remained for my 63 years.
>>
>> My Grand Father that I've been trying to look for information on is
>> Thomas Michael Flood
>> Once married to our Grand Mother Della ( Delia) T. Fox she is from
>> Carnmore in Galway Ireland
>>
>> He is also from Ireland but we don't know where.
>> His last known address was 361 W. Superior. That was before they
>> divorced in 1915 His line of work was excavating
>> There is an excavator on North Kedzie with the name of Flood but
>> when I requested any information from him he just said he wasn't
>> related to us.
>>
>> So that's as much as I know after he and my Grand Mother divorced I
>> know he lived in Chicago but I don't know where
>>
>> My Father is Thomas Joseph Flood Birth May 1903 died 1980
>>
>> Colleen
>>
>>
>>
>>
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