Ouachita County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Ouachita County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Ouachita County Clerk145 Jefferson Street SouthwestCamdenAR71701870-837-2230
Ouachita County Marriage LicensePo Box 1041CamdenAR71701870-837-2220
Bearden City Hall2ND St NEBeardenAR71720870-687-2204
Chidester City Hall118 Willow StreetChidesterAR71726870-685-2906
Stephens City Hall103 South 1st StreetStephensAR71764870-786-5404
Ouachita County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Ouachita County Divorce Certificates
Ouachita County Marriage Certificates & Records

Statistics

Married Couples 4,039 (40.3%)
Unmarried Couples 251 (1.0%)
Never Married Men 2,935 (31.8%)
Never Married Women 2,585 (24.6%)
Separated Men 289 (3.1%)
Separated Women 393 (3.7%)
Widowed Men 375 (4.1%)
Widowed Women 1,543 (14.7%)
Divorced Men 1,320 (14.3%)
Divorced Women 1,433 (13.6%)

Where to Find Marriage Records in Ouachita County Arkansas

Marriage Records in Ouachita County Arkansas

If you have been planning to conduct a background check for someone you intend to marry or if you have just met someone and want to verify some of the information you have obtained from them then you need to search through the Arkansas marriage records in Ouachita County Arkansas. The county records office provides free access to such records online. There are many people who fail to search these records because they have not bothered to understand the entire process involved.

Marriage records are maintained by the Arkansas State Department of Health and Welfare, and they are usually available to the public on the Internet. You can conduct your own search using the information provided. These records can provide you with vital information such as the real identity of the bride and groom, parents and the location and birth date of the couple. They will also reveal if they were married before and where were they married. The marriage records will also tell you if there are any children that have been born out of wedlock or if other legal proceedings took place during the marriage.

The records can be used to check on your ancestry as well. Many times people require these records in order to trace their family tree and find out more about their ancestors. There are many free genealogy websites on the Internet that provide such information but they do not have up-to-date and accurate data. When you conduct a search with the Arkansas State Department of Health and Welfare you get the most recent and accurate information.

The records also give you information about your ancestor’s parents and other relatives. Apart from this, you will be able to obtain other useful information such as the occupation and education of the person. This is especially helpful if you are planning to start a new business and need to conduct a background check on a potential partner. You may also need to know more about a nanny or babysitter you are considering taking care of your children while you are away. Using the records of other relatives will also help you in gathering more information about that person.

Marriage records in Ouachita County are confidential and cannot be accessed by the general public. Only licensed persons under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act are allowed to access such records. These records are stored in the office of the recorder of oaths and proceedings of marriages of the county. There are some restrictions as to whom you can access these records too. They can be given to a member of the family or a person for business purposes like looking up genealogical data. The cost of this service is usually nominal and is well worth the information you get.

In addition to these records there are also court cases and judgments which will give you information about the couple. If you are a legal practitioner, you will be able to obtain details of any case filed against you. People who are closely related or married to one another are also able to access records of their relationship. The records office also offers copies of birth, death and marriage certificates of people who are dead. You will also find records of divorce and annulments.