Source Information

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Ancestry.com. Alabama, Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: WPA Indices to Marriage Records, by County, 1814-1935. Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, Alabama.

About Alabama, Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935

This database consists of an index to more than 250 thousand marriages registered in Alabama between 1814 and 1935. The index was created by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the depression of the 1930s. Information that may be found in this index includes:

  • Full Name
  • Spouse's Full Name
  • Marriage Date
  • Marriage County

The information found in this database can be used to locate your relative in the original records that this index references. Usually more information is available in the records themselves than is found in an index. For example, marriage records often contain residence or birth information, in addition to the information provided in this index.