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Arkansas Marriage Records

Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. For Arkansas marriage records, you can either go through the county offices or go to the state archive of vital records. The vital records department is bound by Arkansas Statute 20-18-305 concerning who is eligible to order marriage records. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
State of Arkansas Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
2,390,855

 
Under 18:
700,537

 
Over 65:
397,108

 
Employed:
1,339,601

 
Land in Square Miles:
52,068.17

 
Acres of Farms:
14,793,502

 
Births:
39,208

 
Deaths:
28,055

 
Infant Deaths:
195

 
 
Murder:
162

 
Forcible Rape:
1,395

 
Robbery:
2,735

 
Assault:
10,082

 
Total Violent Crime:
14,374

 
Burglary:
33,694

 
Larceny \ Theft:
69,303

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
6,511

 
Total Property Crime:
109,508

 
Arkansas Marriage Records Locations
Arkansas Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 8184
Little Rock, AR 72203-8184
Phone:
501-661-2174

Fax:
501-661-2717