Alaska Marriage Records

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

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Alaska 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 Alaska marriage records, Alaska marriage licenses, Alaska marriage indexes, Alaska marriage announcements, and other related Alaska 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 Alaska. We also suggest searching for "Alaska marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Alaska Marriage Certificates

The state of Alaska began recording births, deaths and marriages in 1913. The Bureau of Vital Statistics has assembled an extensive collection of church records in order to create delayed birth certificates for people who did not have an official record at birth. The bureau will conduct searches of these records, but requests will be denied if the purpose is genealogical.

For births, marriage and death records after 1913, write:

Department of Health and Social Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675
Tel: 907-465-3392
Fax: 907-465-2925

For birth, marriage and death records prior to 1913, write the office above or consult the original congregation an ancestor may have been affiliated with. These earlier records will usually be ecclesiastical in nature.

For prior records, write to the clerk of the borough in question.

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