Kenai Peninsula Borough Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk Offices
Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk144 North Binkley StreetSoldotnaAK99669907-714-2160
Seldovia City Clerk235 Dock StSeldoviaAK99663907-234-7643
Kenai Peninsula Borough Town & City Halls
Kenai City Hall210 Fidalgo AvenueKenaiAK99611907-283-7535
Seward City Hall410 Adams StreetSewardAK99664907-224-3331
Soldotna City Hall177 North Birch LaneSoldotnaAK99669907-262-9107
Kenai Peninsula Borough Marriage License Offices
Homer Court Marriage License3670 Lake StreetHomerAK99603907-235-8171
Kenai Court Marriage License125 Trading Bay RoadKenaiAK99611907-283-3110
Seward Court Marriage License410 Adams StreetSewardAK99664907-224-3075
Kenai Peninsula Borough Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Kenai Peninsula Borough Divorce Certificates
Kenai Peninsula Borough Marriage Certificates & Records
Kenai Peninsula Borough Vital Records (Alaska)

Statistics

Married Couples 11,105 (51.0%)
Unmarried Couples 1,248 (2.2%)
Never Married Men 8,002 (32.4%)
Never Married Women 4,957 (22.2%)
Separated Men 305 (1.2%)
Separated Women 588 (2.6%)
Widowed Men 757 (3.1%)
Widowed Women 1,573 (7.1%)
Divorced Men 3,153 (12.8%)
Divorced Women 3,406 (15.3%)

How to Search Marriage Records in Kenai Peninsula Borough

If you are planning to conduct a genealogy or research on individuals who have died, then one of the places to look into is the Kenai Peninsula Borough. You can search through the vital records in Alaska in the District Court of Anchorage. There are marriage records from this region that are linked with other historical documents such as immigration papers. The information from these files will help you to find the missing links in your family tree and research on your ancestors.

Marriage Records in Kenai Peninsula Borough Alaska

The Anchorage area includes all the major counties of Kenai, AK and Skokomish, WA. You can get marriage records and death records for anybody who has died in any of the county offices of these areas. Although the information is not official in terms of state records, these files are considered part of the public domain and are made available to the general public.

Most of the information in the file is personal. The last name of the couple, their parents’ names, the names of the witnesses etc. can be requested. If there is additional information available, it will also be given. For example, if the wedding took place in another county, then you can ask for the copy of the marriage license.

Like most US states, in Alaska marriage records are not classified as being public record. This means that the courts and public access to such information are controlled by the secrecy clause. If you want to search the marriage records in Kenai Peninsula Borough, you will need to apply for a search permit. There are basically two types of permits available. One is the unrestricted search permit which is available to everybody. The second type is the limited search permit which is restricted to specific agencies and individuals.

The other issue is about the confidentiality of the information. Marriage records in Alaska are confidential and cannot be distributed outside the state. Even the location of the ceremony is not mentioned. This is also true for information like the names of the bride and groom or mother and father of the bride and groom. If this important piece of information has to be shared outside the state, then the information has to be prepared and filed under a confidential agreement.

It is important to note that in spite of the fact that the information is confidential, it can not be shared without proper authorization. The attorney general is the person who can grant permission to release the information or he can block access to it. This can be a problem if you are trying to get some documentation from another state in order to clear your own record.