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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] divorce records cook county
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 16:53:38 -0600
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I understand! Thanks, Judie.



On Jan 15, 2008, at 4:36 PM, Judith Mason wrote:

> Not easy to answer this one! Yes, the index is chronological and
> alphabetical, sorta! Because of the indexing system used, for an
> "A" surname, one must look through the entire "A" index. Sometimes
> it's a detailed alpa list, sometimes not.
>
> Judie
>
> Nan Brennan <> wrote:
> That's a good question, Joyce.
>
> Is the index completely chronological? by year and by date within
> year?
> Or alpha within year?
>
> Nan
>
> On Jan 15, 2008, at 10:01 AM, Joyce Hennessy wrote:
>
>> Hi Judie,
>>
>> All kinds of good things on the list this morning - Can you look at
>> the
>> index for a name - I am interested in finding a divorce record for
>> a late
>> uncle, but do not have any idea as to the date - I do know it was
>> between
>> 1930 and 1940 - on the 1930 census with first wife and as I was
>> born in the
>> mid 30's I just knew his 2nd wife. Thanks so much.
>>
>> Joyce Hennessy
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> [mailto:] On Behalf Of Judith
>> Mason
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 6:57 AM
>> To:
>> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Colleen Flood and divorce records
>>
>> 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 o1930 n 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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