Marriage records are great sources of information if you’re trying to gather data about a person’s background or attempting to piece together a family tree. Alaska marriage records are kept confidential until fifty years after the marriage took place – and they then become public records. If the Alaska marital records you’re searching for took place over fifty years ago, you can receive a copy from the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics by mailing a request (Alaska Marriage Certificate form) to the following address:
Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99801-0675
Phone: (907) 465-3618
You'll also need to include a $25 search fee ($20 for each additional copy), payable by credit card, money order or personal check, along with your request. If the marriage record you desire isn’t over fifty years old, only the bride or groom, an attorney or a person who can verify why they need the marriage certificate may request a copy. You'll need government identification (photo). Alaska can't perform a multi-state search, so be sure that the marriage took place in that state before you send the request. If you need to perform a multi-state search, you may want to check out a private Internet search site to get the job done.
These online search services can take a small amount of information and, for a reasonable fee, search through Alaska marital records or almost any state you choose to find the requested data. You'll receive a full report that's accurate and detailed. Just submit some basic information about the person(s) whose marriage record you’re searching for and you'll likely receive the information within moments. Powerful search engines and databases that the private search sites use help glean information that you might not receive on a single marriage certificate, such as maiden names, past addresses and parents' names and addresses. This information can be extremely valuable to you if you need documentation for legal reasons or in plotting your ancestry. These sites also let you search for other vital records including divorce and criminal records, so many professionals maintain monthly memberships that let them use the service on a daily basis. You can also perform a one-time search for a very reasonable fee. Your payment record is encrypted, so no one will know that you're the one requesting the search. Plus, if the search doesn't reveal a record, there's no charge. It’s a good way to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the record and risk nothing if no record is found. Click on the link to learn more about how Internet search services can help you find Alaska marriage records that you may need or desire.