Divorces and Names Changed in Maryland by Act of the Legislature, 1634-1867


These abstracts of divorces and names changed were copied from the published Laws of Maryland, a series of books that can be found in numerous libraries in Maryland and larger libraries (particularly law libraries) throughout the nation. Listed alphabetically, the entries contain the name of the husband and wife, county of residence and sometimes other information such as wife's maiden name. These records may also reveal cases of bigamy, abandonment, spouses thought to be dead, adultery, custody rights, adoption and inheritance. Reference numbers direct the reader to the chapter and session of the Legislature during which the act was passed. Researchers may not be aware of any divorces in their families, or simply may not know where these records can be found. Divorce records might contain the solution to your family mystery.

 Mary K. Meyer

(1991), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, alpha., 120 pp.

ISBN: 9781585495269