|Name||Address||City||State||Zip Code||Phone Number|
|Avoyelles Parish Clerk Office|
|Assumption Parish Clerk||PO Box 219||Marksville||LA||71351||318-253-7523|
|Avoyelles Parish Town & City Halls|
|Cottonport City Hall||931 Bryan Street||Cottonport||LA||71327||318-876-3356|
|Evergreen Town Hall||1008 Cotton Street||Evergreen||LA||71333||318-346-9844|
|Hessmer Town Hall||4142 Bordelon Street||Hessmer||LA||71341||318-563-4511|
|Mansura Town Hall||1832 L'Eglise Street||Mansura||LA||71350||318-964-2152|
|Plaucheville City Hall||146 Gin Street||Plaucheville||LA||71362||318-922-3111|
|Simmesport City Hall||372 Mission Drive||Simmesport||LA||71369||318-941-2493|
|Avoyelles Parish Marriage License Office|
|Avoyelles Parish Marriage License||301 South Main Street||Marksville||LA||71351||318-253-7523|
|Avoyelles Parish Marriage & Divorce Records Databases|
|Avoyelles Parish Divorce Certificates|
|Avoyelles Parish Genealogy Records|
|Avoyelles Parish Marriage Certificates & Records|
|Married Couples||6,773 (45.3%)|
|Unmarried Couples||966 (2.6%)|
|Never Married Men||5,760 (35.0%)|
|Never Married Women||4,434 (27.0%)|
|Separated Men||269 (1.6%)|
|Separated Women||394 (2.4%)|
|Widowed Men||516 (3.1%)|
|Widowed Women||2,235 (13.6%)|
|Divorced Men||2,213 (13.5%)|
|Divorced Women||1,831 (11.1%)|
How to Search For Marriage Records in Avoyelles Parish, Ohio
The Louisiana Vital Records Registry is maintained and updated by the Department of Health of the state of Louisiana. Marriage records are one part of the state’s vital records and are held within the Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records. This office has several Divorce Records, Marriage Records, Apprenticeship Records, Wanted People and Death Records sections. Marriage records that are public have to be filed by the requested party (usually the person seeking the record) and have to be accompanied with a valid reason for wanting the information. For instance, to obtain marriage records of someone who is presently staying in another state but was married in Louisiana under some years ago needs the correct proof that the other person is legally married.
The Louisiana Vital Records Registry has various methods to retrieve the records: free, paid and uploaded. If the person requesting the record does not have an account at the Office of Vital Records, he/she can use the Free Search service. This service was made available by the state to give access to the files and to encourage people to use this service. However, it may take some time to get any information because of the limited number of records in this system.
Paid searches are made available on the Internet by some companies. The process is very simple: you will be asked to choose a password; provide some information about the person being searched (first name, last name, state, city, etc), pay and then click the “search” button. As soon as you are done paying, the report containing the records will be sent to you. This may take up to several days depending on the number of records needed and the speed of your Internet connection.
If the person you are searching for is not in the state where you live, you can use some commercial search engines which are commercially available. This way is faster than using the government offices. You will just type in the person’s name and click search. However, be aware that the results from these commercial search engines do not include county records. Be sure to read their terms and conditions before making a purchase.
Some people use the services of private investigators or conduct their own search through the Internet. This may be your choice if the person you are searching for is still living in Ohio and you cannot access records of marriage from his/her county. In case you are a resident of Florida, you can use the services of any private investigator who has an office in Avoyelles Parish. The advantage of such private investigators is that they have access to many resources other than the records you can access at the government offices. These investigators can help you in gathering a history of the person you are searching for and may be able to find some other relevant information. The disadvantage is that the fees they charge can be high especially if you need a lot of information.
Finally, if all else fails and you are unable to retrieve the records of marriage from the county office, you can request for a copy of the marriage license. A copy of the marriage license will give you a certified copy of the records of marriage. Marriage records are maintained in the county records in the place where the marriage occurred. It may take a while before you get access to such records, but it is worth the wait since you will have all the information you need.