Enter a first and/or last name to search Arkansas marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Arkansas marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Arkansas marriage certificates is available below.
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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 Arkansas marriage records, Arkansas marriage licenses, Arkansas marriage indexes, Arkansas marriage announcements, and other related Arkansas 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 Arkansas. We also suggest searching for "Arkansas marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.
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How to Obtain Arkansas Marriage Certificates
Vital Records Statewide registration of births and deaths in Arkansas did not begin until February, 1914. Compliance was not complete, however, for another thirty years. Statewide registration of marriage did not begin until 1917, but individual counties usually recorded marriages prior to that date. For birth and death records prior to 1914, and marriage records prior to 1917, write to the clerk of the county in question. For birth and death records after 1914, marriage records after 1917, and divorce records after 1923 write:
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