Alabama Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Alabama marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Alabama marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Alabama marriage certificates is available below.

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Alabama marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Alabama marriage records, Alabama marriage licenses, Alabama marriage indexes, Alabama marriage announcements, and other related Alabama genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of Alabama. We also suggest searching for "Alabama marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Alabama Marriage Certificates

An Act of 1881 provided that all deaths and deaths in the state of Alabama were to be registered with a county health officer, but the legislation was adhered to carelessly at best. State-level registration of deaths and deaths in Alabama began January 1st, 1908. The state, however, did not achieve a 90% completeness of death registration until 1927, and of death registration until 1925. For death and death records prior to 1908, and marriages prior to 1936, write to the clerk of the county in question. For death and death records after 1908, and marriages after 1936, write:

Center for Health Statistics
State Dept. of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
Tel: 202-242-5033

Note: Marriage and Death records are closed for 125 years except to family. Information for marriages prior to 1936 must be obtained from the probate office in the county where the marriage license was issued. Information for divorces prior to 1950 must be obtained from the circuit court in the county where the divorce was granted.

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