Alaska Marriage Records Search

Perform a free Alaska public marriage records search, including marriage licenses, certificates, registries, and indexes.


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Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Marriage Applications Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Alaska Department of Health and Social Services requirements for obtaining marriage license including waiting period and license expiration. Search Records


Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Services Website Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Services general information page, including hours, phone number, and address. Search Records

Alaska Obituaries Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records Search Alaska obituaries by last name, first name, event date and keyword. Search Records

Alaska State Archives Genealogy Records Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Alaska State Archives genealogy information including requesting information, naturalization records, probate index, and web resources. Search Records

Alaska State Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Nome Census Area Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Nome Census Area, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

North Slope Borough Genealogy Records Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View North Slope Borough genealogy page to review local Alaskan genealogy information and property ownership records. Search Records

North Slope Borough Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View North Slope Borough, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Northwest Arctic Borough Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Northwest Arctic Borough Public Records Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Northwest Arctic Borough table of contents, including links to the Alaska court system, resources, and surname searches. Search Records

Petersburg Borough Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Petersburg Borough, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Sitka Borough Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Sitka Borough, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Sitka Borough, Alaska UsGenWeb Project Website Birth Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory, Genealogy, GIS Maps, Land Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Sitka Borough, Alaska USGenWeb Project Home Page to find deeds, records and volunteer opportunities. Search Records

Skagway Borough Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Skagway Borough, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Valdez-Cordova Census Area Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Valdez-Cordova Census Area, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Wrangell Borough Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Wrangell Borough, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Wrangell and Petersburg Recording Districts Website Birth Records, Court Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Employee Directory, Genealogy, GIS Maps, Land Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Wrangell and Petersburg Recording Districts general information page, including deed, statistics, yearbook, and history information. Search Records

Yakutat Borough Alaska Historic Records Birth Records, Court Records, Death Records, Divorce Records, Genealogy, GIS Maps, Land Records, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Yakutat Borough Alaska history, including settlement, deed, railroad, and town information. Search Records

Yakutat Borough Marriage Certificates & Records Genealogy, Marriage Records, Vital Records View Yakutat Borough, Alaska marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests. Search Records

Find Alaska Marriage Records

Alaska Marriage Records provide information about marriage licenses, certificates, and registries in AK. Official Marriage Records provide information about whether a marriage is legally valid, the names of both parties to the marriage, and when the wedding took place. Marriage Records are required for certain legal processes, including name changes or applying for spousal benefits.

Find Marriage Records, including:
  • Alaska marriage certificates
  • Certified marriage certificates
  • County marriage certificates
  • Alaska Marriage Record registries
  • Genealogy records
Public Marriage Records in Alaska

Couples must apply for a marriage license from the Alaska state authorities in order to get married. The marriage license includes information about the couple, such as names, dates of birth, disclosures of prior marriages, and the wedding location. In addition to marriage licenses, public marriage records include marriage certificates, which certify a legal marriage recorded by AK state.

Alaska Marriage Certificates

After a wedding, couples submit the marriage license form to the AK Office that issues marriage certificates. A marriage certificate acts as legal proof of the marriage. Several offices issue marriage certificates, including the Alaska Marriage License Office and the Office of the County Clerk. A certified marriage certificate proves the marriage is valid, and it may be required to apply for insurance on a spouse's plan, change legal names, or receive other spousal benefits.

Marriage Records for Name Changes in AK

Legal name changes after a marriage require a certified marriage certificate. Individuals can apply for a certified marriage certificate from the County of City Clerk Office or the Alaska Marriage License Office. After receiving a certified marriage certificate, individuals need to apply for an updated Social Security card with the Social Security Office, change names on their driver's license with the AK Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and change names on any bank accounts, credit cards, and other accounts. Changing legal names on a passport also requires a certified marriage certificate.

Marriage Records Registry

Marriage registries, also known as a marriage database, lists information about all marriages that have taken place in AK. Marriage indexes record marriage licenses and certificates issued by the Alaska Office. These databases provide valuable information for social scientists studying marriage patterns.

Ancestry Records

Genealogists rely on Marriage Records to trace ancestry and identify links between families. Marriage Records can date back centuries, offering valuable information on family history. Genealogists can find Marriage records through Alaska vital records searches and by searching for marriage licenses issued. These public record searches include information on women's maiden names, when a couple married, and where they married. Some Marriage records also list the names of the bride and groom's parents.