Pulaski County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Pulaski County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Pulaski County ClerkPO Box 118MoundIL62963618-748-9360
Pulaski County Marriage License500 Illinois AvenueMoundIL62963618-748-9360
Karnak City Hall304 West Washington StreetKarnakIL62956618-634-9311
Ullin City Hall171 Railroad StUllinIL62992618-845-3612
Pulaski County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Pulaski County Divorce Certificates
Pulaski County Marriage Certificates & Records

Statistics

Married Couples 974 (43.4%)
Unmarried Couples 85 (1.5%)
Never Married Men 740 (32.8%)
Never Married Women 630 (26.2%)
Separated Men 30 (1.3%)
Separated Women 54 (2.2%)
Widowed Men 98 (4.3%)
Widowed Women 358 (14.9%)
Divorced Men 256 (11.3%)
Divorced Women 300 (12.5%)

How To Search Marriage Records In Pulaski County

Marriage Records in Pulaski County Illinois

Searching for Marriage Records in Pulaski County? Illinois has a responsibility to keep records of marriages if it does not already have the same. Some of the states do retain such records but most of them do not. That being said Illinois is still the only state that keeping such a record, though the rest of the fifty states now keep Marriage Records online. The official word from the Illinois State’s Record Office is that they will not provide you with copies of these records, it is a criminal offense under the state law to disclose these records.

When we talk about these records, we are talking about official records. They have all the relevant information including the names of the couple, their parents’ names and other relevant information. It gives details like the name of the groom, the bride and their parents’ names. Along with this it gives the witnesses at the wedding, their social security numbers and sometimes even their addresses. The person who conducted the marriage ceremony can also be found out. This information is kept for a period of three years and then becomes public record.

The best place to search for marriage records in Pulaski County is at the Vital Records Office. It is one of the busiest offices in Illinois. Most of the people you would come across would either ring up at the office or go online to one of the many free sites on the net which maintain such data. However, this is the best option because you get to know as much as you can from one source. At least you do not have to call around several times to different offices for this information.

Once you have visited the office you need to fill up a form. The amount asked is nominal and it will be returned back to you after a few hours. After the data is collected from you it is stored electronically. It then becomes easier to find such records as it becomes available online. A process called “machine-assisted database compilation” is used in order to compile all the details into a suitable format.

After the search is complete, you need to fill up the certificate with the latest date and the names of the couple. You also need to sign the back of the certificate. You should keep all these documents safely as they would act as a proof in case you wish to remarry. In case you do not wish to remarry you can dispose of the certificate.

Pulaski County Marriage Records is maintained manually at the office. This is not because the officials consider it an expense, but because it costs money to maintain the office and it takes time to conduct the search. They simply do not have the resources to search all the records on their own. Therefore, they make use of the various private organizations that conduct such searches on their behalf and save some money in the process.