Alaska Divorce Records
Divorce is never a happy occasion but it is a part of our reality. Divorce is longer the big taboo it was in the earlier days.
In this day of an age, genealogical researchers often try to follow divorce records in their journey.
Divorce records not only provide you with information on both parties involved and can provide you with information regarding any other relatives of either individual and their offspring as well as ancestors,
but it can also provide information on the married couple such as financial records and the reason the marriage was dissolved.
In Alaska, divorce certificates are maintained by the Bureau of Vital Statistics - a division of the Department of Health and Social Services.
However, if you wish to obtain the court records regarding the divorce, such as any legal decrees in the matter, are available through the court house that issued them.
Divorce record, in either form, is considered private for the first fifty years and is only available to a very limited amount of parties during this period.