Marriage Records in Alabama




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How to Find Alabama Marriage Records



Alabama Marriage Records
How to Find Marriage Records in Alabama

Marriage records contain basic information about the married couple. This information includes the names of the two individuals, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the parents of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the mothers of the bride and groom as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with any of the following: a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the couple that was married. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in most cases, in a published newspaper.

A marriage index is simply a list of the marriages within a specific location. Typically, such an index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing as well as the location of the marriage record.

In Alabama, marriage records must be obtained from the county courthouse office. It is necessary to contact the Probate Judge at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. For record lookup fees, call 334-206-5418.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the Probate Judge in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as possible on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed up the search.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for Alabama is provided below in alphabetical order.

Autauga County
Autauga County Clerk
134 N Court St
Prattville, AL 36067-0488
Telephone: (334) 361-3725

Baldwin County
Baldwin County Clerk
P.O. Box 239
Bay Minette, AL 36507-0239
Telephone: (251) 937-9561

Barbour County
Barbour County Clerk
1800 Fifth Avenue, North
P.O. Box 398
Clayton, AL 36016
Telephone: (334) 775-8371

Bibb County
Bibb County 455 Walnut St., Room #100
Centreville, AL 35042
Telephone: (205) 926-3103

Blount County
Blount County Clerk
P.O. Box 668
Oneonta, AL 35121
(205) 625-4160
Telephone: (205) 625-4191

Bullock County
Bullock County Clerk
P.O. Box 71
Union Springs, AL 36089-0071
Telephone: (334) 738-2280 for divorce records, (334) 738-2250 for marriage and probate records

Butler County
Butler County Clerk
700 Court Square
Greenville, AL 36037-2326
Telephone: (334) 382-3512

Calhoun County
Calhoun County Clerk
P.O. Box 610
Anniston, AL 36202-0610
Telephone: (256) 236-8231

Chambers County
Chambers County Clerk
Court Square
Lafayette, AL 36862
Telephone: (334) 864-7181

Cherokee County
Cherokee County Clerk
100 Main St.
Centre, AL 35960-1534
Telephone: (256) 927-3363

Chilton County
Chilton County Clerk
P.O. Box 557
Clanton, AL 35045-0057
Telephone: (205) 755-1555

For marriage records:
Chilton County Probate Office
P.O. Box 270
Clanton, Alabama 35046
Telephone: (205) 755-1555

Choctaw County
Choctaw County Clerk
117 S. Mulberry Ave.
Butler, AL 36904
Telephone: (205) 459-2155

Clarke County
Clarke County Clerk
P.O. Box 548
Grove Hill, AL 36451-0548
Telephone: (251) 275-3251

Clay County
Clay County Courthouse
Judge of Probate
P.O. Box 187
Ashland, AL 36251
Telephone: (256) 396-6421

Cleburne County
Cleburne County Clerk
406 Vickery Street
Heflin, AL 36264
Telephone: (256) 463-5655

Coffee County
Coffee County Clerk
230 Court Street
Elba, AL 36323
Telephone: (334) 897-2211

Colbert County
Colbert County Clerk
201 North Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674-2042
Telephone: (256) 383-6353

Conecuh County
Conecuh County Clerk
200 Court Square, Jackson St.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 149
Evergreen, AL 36401
Telephone: (251) 578-1221

Coosa County
Coosa County Clerk
P.O. Box 218
Rockford, AL 35136
Telephone: (256) 362-5721

Covington County
Covington County Clerk
1 Court Square
Andalusia, AL 36420
Telephone: (334) 222-3189

Crenshaw County
Crenshaw County Clerk
P.O. Box 227
Luverne, AL 36049-0227
Telephone: (334) 335-6569

Cullman County
Cullman County Clerk
P.O. Box 698
Cullman, AL 35056-0698
Telephone: (256) 739-3530

Dale County
Dale County Clerk
P.O. Box 246
Ozark, AL 36361-0246
Telephone: (334) 774-2754 for marriage records

Dallas County
Dallas County Clerk
P.O. Box 997
Selma, AL 36702-0997
Telephone: (334) 875-4401

DeKalb County
DeKalb County Clerk
111 Grand Ave, Ste 200
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Telephone: (256) 845-8525

Elmore County
Elmore County Clerk
P.O. Box 280
Wetumpka, AL 36092-0280
Telephone: (334) 567-2571

Escambia County
Escambia County Clerk
P.O. Box 848
Brewton, AL 36427-0848
Telephone: (850) 595-6543

Etowah County
Etowah County Clerk
800 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, AL 35901-3641
Telephone: (256) 546-2821

Fayette County
Fayette County Clerk
P.O. Box 509
Fayette, AL 35555-0509
Telephone: (205) 932-4519

Franklin County
Franklin County Clerk
P.O. Box 1438
Russellville, AL 35653
Telephone: (256) 332-1210

Geneva County
Geneva County Clerk
P.O. Box 430
Geneva, AL 36340-0430
Telephone: (334) 684-2276

Greene County
Greene County Clerk
P.O. Box 656
Eutaw, AL 35462-0656
Telephone:(205) 372-3349

Hale County
Hale County Clerk
P.O. Box 396
Greensboro, AL 36744-0396
Telephone: (334) 624-8740

Henry County
Henry County Clerk
P.O. Box 337
Abbeville, AL 36310-0337
Telephone: (334) 585-3257

Houston County
Houston County Clerk
100 North Oates Street
Dothan, AL 36302-6406
Telephone: (334) 793-1114

Jackson County
Jackson County Probate
204 Liberty Ln.
Scottsboro, AL 35769
Telephone: (256) 574-9290

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
716 North 21st Street
Birmingham, AL 35263
Telephone: (205) 325-5512

Lamar County
Lamar County Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Vernon, AL 35592-0338
Telephone: (205) 695-9119

Lauderdale County
Lauderdale County Clerk
P.O. Box 1059
Florence, AL 35631-1059
Telephone: (256) 760-5800

Lawrence County
Lawrence County Clerk
P.O. Box 307
Moulton, AL 35650
Telephone: (256) 974-2440

Lee County
Lee County Clerk
215 S 9th St
Opelika, AL 36801-0666
Telephone: (334) 749-7141

Limestone County
Limestone County Clerk
310 West Washington Street
Athens, AL 35611
Telephone: (256) 233-6404

Lowndes County
Lowndes County Clerk
P.O. Box 66
Hayneville, AL 36040-0065
Telephone: (334) 584-2365

Macon County
Macon County Clerk
101 East Northside Street
Tuskegee, AL 36083-1750
Telephone: (334) 727-1800

Madison County
Madison County Clerk
100 Northside Square
Huntsville, AL 35801-3606
Telephone: (256) 532-3300

Marengo County
Marengo County Clerk
101 E. Coats Ave.
Linden, AL 36748-1546
Telephone: (334) 295-5226

Marion County
Marion County Clerk
P.O. Drawer 1687
Hamilton, AL 35570
Telephone: (205) 921-2471

Marshall County
Marshall County Clerk
Guntersville, AL 35976
Telephone: (256) 921-3172

Mobile County
Mobile County Health Department
251 N Bayou
P O Box 2867
Mobile, AL 36652
Telephone: (251) 690-8150

Monroe County
Monroe County Clerk
P.O. Box 8
Monroeville, AL 35461-0008
Telephone: (251) 575-3778

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Clerk
P O Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103
Telephone: (334) 206-5418

Morgan County
Morgan County Clerk
P.O. Box 668
Decatur, AL 35602-0668
Telephone: (256) 351-4600

Perry County
Perry County Clerk
P.O. Box 478
Marion, AL 36756-0478
Telephone: (334) 571-7701

Pickens County
Pickens County Clerk
P.O. Box 370
Carrollton, AL 35447
Telephone: (205) 367-2010

Pike County
Pike County Clerk
P.O. Box 1147
Troy, AL 36081
Telephone: (334) 566-1246

Randolph County
Randolph County Clerk
P.O. Box 328
Wedowee, AL 36278-0328
Telephone: (256) 357-4933

Russell County
Russell County Clerk
P.O. Box 518
Phenix City, AL 36868-0518
Telephone: (334) 297-1347

St. Clair County
St. Clair County Clerk
P.O. Box 397
Ashville, AL 35953-0397
Telephone: (205) 594-5114

Shelby County
Shelby County Clerk
P.O. Box 1627
Columbiana, AL 35051-1627
Telephone: (205) 669-3740

Sumter County
Sumter County Clerk
P.O. Box 936
Livingston, AL 35470-0936
Telephone: (205) 652-7281

Talladega County
Talladega County Clerk
P.O. Box 755
Talladega, AL 35160-0755
Telephone: (256) 362-4175

Tallapoosa County
Tallapoosa County Clerk
125 N. Broadnax St., Rm. 126
Dadeville, AL 36853-1395
Telephone: (256) 825-4266

Tuscaloosa County
Tuscaloosa County Clerk
714 Greensboro Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-1847
Telephone: (205) 349-3870

Walker County
Walker County Clerk
P.O. Box 749
Jasper, AL 35501-0749
Telephone: (205) 384-7268

Washington County
Washington County Clerk
P.O. Box 549
Chatom, AL 36518
Telephone: (251) 847-2201

Wilcox County
Wilcox County Clerk
P.O. Box 656
Camden, AL 36726
Telephone: (334) 682-4881

Winston County
Winston County Clerk
P.O. Box 309
Double Springs, AL 35553-0309
Telephone: (205) 489-5219

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