Alexander County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Alexander County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Alexander County Clerk2000 Washington AvenueCairoIL62914618-734-7001
Alexander County Marriage License2000 Washington AvenueCairoIL62914618-734-7000
Thebes Village Clerk413 6TH StThebesIL62990618-764-2658
Alexander County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Alexander County Divorce Certificates
Alexander County Genealogy Records
Alexander County Marriage Certificates & Records

Statistics

Married Couples 974 (40.0%)
Unmarried Couples 73 (1.1%)
Never Married Men 919 (36.1%)
Never Married Women 810 (28.8%)
Separated Men 109 (4.3%)
Separated Women 115 (4.1%)
Widowed Men 99 (3.9%)
Widowed Women 387 (13.8%)
Divorced Men 256 (10.0%)
Divorced Women 494 (17.6%)

How to Find Marriage Records Easily

Marriage Records in Alexander County are considered public record and all the information contained therein is readily available for public scrutiny. This includes all the paperwork related to the marriage. The marriage license itself will be placed in the county’s vital records department.

If you wish to retrieve such documents, you’ll need to obtain a request from the department first. They can generally be obtained by mail and in some instances can be done over the phone. To find the forms you’ll need to know the names of the couple as well as their parents or guardian. You can obtain such records online though.

In many of the states the laws on what is or isn’t public information change from state to state. The same holds true for Illinois. You can look up records from other states but it may be difficult to obtain those from there as well. If you do try, there is a chance that the records won’t be in the same format. So you’d have to either go through the process of getting the records physically moved from one state to another or you might have to pay for a conversion of the information into the records you are looking for.

Marriage records in Illinois aren’t something that the general public has access to. Anyone not related to the bride or groom may have access to it. It can be requested from the county where the marriage occurred via mail. You’ll have to pay for the records if you choose this option. Also, you may have to produce a valid reason to have access to them like for instance if you’re attempting to use it for genealogical research.

If you are doing an online search, there is still some challenge involved. The problem with that is that the public record databases don’t necessarily cross country like with landline data. Because of this, you may get results only for within the state that the license was actually issued in. If you have to travel to get your records then you may have to incur expenses for lodging and possibly even airfare.

Luckily there is an easy way to get access to marriage records in Almighty County. Public record databases that cross country extend to these locations as well. They cross country lookup services are more comprehensive than any site that just looks at Cook County or De Kalb County records. A good database will also cross reference different records and give you a match instantly without having to ask for it. You may be able to save hundreds of dollars by not having to hire a private detective!