My maternal grandparents Henry HOWES and Dorothy PALMER married in Medford, Massachusetts in 1936. Their daughter, my mother, was about 10 when they split up, which would have been around 1947 or 1948.
The thing is, my mom and grandparents were living in New Hampshire at this time. So... which state would have the divorce record-- the state in which they were married (MA) or the state in which they resided at the time of their divorce (NH)?
I'm also not sure whether or not a divorce record as recent as the late 1940's would be able to be released. Back then, people actually had to have a serious reason for ending their marriage, and at least one party usually came out of a divorce looking really, really bad. Such unflattering details would probably be recorded in the record, and the couple could still be living today.
So if anyone could impart some knowledge regarding divorce records for MA and/or NH, I'd appreciate it.