Lawrence County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Lawrence County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Lawrence County ClerkPO Box 249MoultonAL35650256-974-2438
Courtland City Hall361 College StreetCourtlandAL35618256-637-2707
Hillsboro City Hall11355 Main StreetHillsboroAL35643256-637-2070
Moulton City Hall720 Seminary StreetMoultonAL35650256-974-5191
Town Creek City Hall1851 Alabama 20Town CreekAL35672256-685-2973
Lawrence County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Lawrence County Divorce Certificates
Lawrence County Health Department Website

Statistics

Married Couples 7,134 (54.6%)
Unmarried Couples 392 (1.2%)
Never Married Men 3,560 (27.0%)
Never Married Women 2,758 (19.6%)
Separated Men 141 (1.1%)
Separated Women 306 (2.2%)
Widowed Men 341 (2.6%)
Widowed Women 1,675 (11.9%)
Divorced Men 1,586 (12.0%)
Divorced Women 1,771 (12.6%)

Steps to Obtaining Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Lawrence County Alabama

There are a variety of reasons for searching marriage records in Lawrence County. These reasons could include conducting genealogical research, confirming a name of a person who is known to you and more. In fact these records are considered public information and are made available to any member of the public. If you are looking for records of someone who is not known to you then there are other ways of finding out this information.

The best way to search for the marriage records in any county in Alabama is to first find out if the county has its own marriage records website. Many of the counties in Alabama have their own marriage records website, although some do not. Once you have confirmed this with the county office, you can then go online and use their search features. Most county offices will have a search bar that you can key in the names of the people in the list and then press search. You will receive information such as the county, they were married in, the name of the officiator, the date of marriage, the location of the marriage, the names of the witnesses and a short background information on the couple.

Another option to obtaining marriage records is by contacting the county department of motor vehicles. If there are marriage records being held then they will be able to supply you with information regarding that record. These services also offer records from out of state. This information can often be more detailed than what you can obtain by simply using the web. However it should still be good enough to help you put together your research.

If all else fails then the last place you should check is the local police station. Most of the states in the union have marriage records available. However, some states do not. For instance West Virginia is one of the few states that do not have this information available. The only state that does keep such records is Georgia.

Once you have all of the possible sources for marriage records that are in your state, you need to begin the task of going through the information. Typically the first step is to look at the name of the couple. If there is a middle name that is not obvious then you should have some type of a middle name. Some examples of middle names are John and Mary Smith. Another example would be John and JoAnne Smith.

If there are any other members of the immediate family that were listed as signatories to the marriage then you should try to get those records as well. Many times those signatures can be found in a newspaper obituary. Usually these types of records are updated and are more current than the official version.