|Name||Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|Valdez-Cordova Census Area Marriage & Divorce Records Offices|
|Cordova City Clerk||602 Railroad Avenue||Cordova||AK||99574||907-424-6248|
|Cordova Court Marriage License||500 Water Street||Cordova||AK||99574||907-424-7312|
|Glennallen Court Marriage License||Ahtna Building, Mile 115 Richardson Hwy||Glennallen||AK||99588||907-822-3405|
|Valdez Court Marriage License||213 Meals Avenue||Valdez||AK||99686||907-835-2266|
|Valdez-Cordova Census Area Marriage & Divorce Records Databases|
|Valdez-Cordova Census Area Divorce Certificates|
|Valdez-Cordova Census Area Marriage Certificates & Records|
|Married Couples||1,536 (53.9%)|
|Unmarried Couples||293 (3.2%)|
|Never Married Men||1,743 (43.0%)|
|Never Married Women||917 (26.2%)|
|Separated Men||46 (1.1%)|
|Separated Women||64 (1.8%)|
|Widowed Men||85 (2.1%)|
|Widowed Women||111 (3.2%)|
|Divorced Men||530 (13.1%)|
|Divorced Women||554 (15.8%)|
Marriage Records in Valdez-Cordova Census Area
Every community has its own marriage records. This is the case in the county of Valdez-Cordova, Alaska, also known as Alaska County, because they hold all such records within their jurisdiction. However, the information maintained in such records have to be carefully documented, and most importantly, it should reflect the real names of the couple involved. Such records are available for example in the Vital Statistics Office in Anchorage, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s genealogy department, and the Social Security Deaths Index under the name of Alaska Deaths.
Some of you might know that Alaska is a state in the north-western region of the country, but it was also one of the first to discover the gold rush. Because the prospect of mining there was so good, many men would travel to the remote areas there in order to participate in the business of digging for gold. In this regard, it is quite possible that some of the marriage records from the early days of the gold rush in Alaska may still be accessible there.
At present, there are several online directories that compile such records. The most popular one of them is obviously the official Vital Statistics Office of Alaska. This office holds all the vital statistics information of every resident of the state, and these are made available online. All you need to do is visit the website of this office, provide some basic information, and then pay a small fee. The records you find will include the names of the couple, their parents’, and their fathers’, names of the witnesses, and also the location where the marriage took place.
However, it is also possible for the records to be kept at the location where the wedding was held, or at another place entirely. If the location is not specified by the couple or the officiant when they sign the marriage documents, then the records will be stored elsewhere. This can pose problems when one tries to locate these records. It is, however, not impossible, as some of the Vital Statistics Office in Alaska have purchased the records of people who had been born within the State.
On other occasions, the records might be kept at the county offices, where the marriage was solemnized. There might be a copy kept at the location, and a hard copy sent to the applicant. In this instance, the copy would not be made or delivered unless the request was accompanied with an application fee.
However, it would be prudent to ensure that you make a valid request for any records that you need to access. There is no reason why the Vital Statistics Office cannot supply you with the information you want. It is also not necessary to approach the county office directly. You can get the information you need at the web site of the Alaska Department of Revenue.