Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957 is a free collection at FamilySearch of more than 1 million searchable records in an Alabama Marriages Index. This collection is not complete for any part of Alabama or any time period from 1816-1957.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


What Can I Learn from Marriage Records?


These records may contain: 

  • Name
  • Name of spouse
  • Event date and place
  • Parents’ names
  • Date of birth
  • Age
  • Marital status
  • Race


How Can Marriage Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
  • Witnesses or bondsmen listed on the marriage were usually relatives


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