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South Orange County California Genealogical Society – “Let No (Wo)man Put Asunder – Researching Ancestors Who Divorce”

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


South Orange County California Genealogical Society

“Let No (Wo)man Put Asunder – Researching Ancestors Who Divorce”

In the ideal world, marriages last “until death do us part.” But in the real world, divorces did occur, even in centuries past. How can you determine if an ancestor’s marriage was dissolved? Explore the types of documents that give evidence that a divorce took place: vital records, censuses, resources at commercial and free websites, court documents, newspaper stories, etc. The speaker’s great-aunt Jeanette, who was married at least 3 times, and engaged in just a tad of bigamy, will provide a case study.

About the speaker: Jane Neff Rollins is a professional genealogist at Sherlock Combs Genealogy®, where she works primarily with clients whose ancestors came from the Russian Empire. In addition to having 25+ years of personal research experience, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, National Genealogical Society, and several state and local genealogy societies. The presentation will begin after a short business meeting at 10 a.m. and concludes at noon.

Visitors are invited to this free program on Saturday, May 18th, which includes refreshments. The society meets at 27976 Marguerite Parkway at Hillcrest Drive. Park and enter behind the LDS church. For more information, contact

The SOCCGS Genealogy Research Center located at the Mission Viejo Library is open seven days a week with docents available to help you. Visit for hours.


May 18, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mission Viejo Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
27976 Marguerite Pkwy.
Mission Viejo, 92692 United States