Cullman County, Alabama Marriage Records
 
Marriage records are useful for many reasons. For one, genealogists use marriage records to investigate the joining of two people and can learn when and where they were married, plus any witnesses present and sometimes even find information on the bride or groom’s parents. The documents can also be useful in proving a legal union between a husband and wife for beneficiary reasons in submitting claims with insurance or government agencies. Marriage records are often also obtained as keepsakes for a newlywed couple.
 
In 2008 over 40,000 marriages were performed in the state of Alabama. Of these, 720 were in Cullman County. There are no restrictions on who can access marriage records as they become public knowledge as soon as they are recorded. One can obtain records from either the County Probate Office or from The Alabama Department of Health.

Local Marriage Records
 
To obtain a marriage record locally, you can visit the Probate Office located at the Cullman County Courthouse at 500 2nd Avenue SW, Cullman, Alabama 35055. Or, contact them by calling 256-775-4803. If the marriage license was not issued locally, it will be kept on file by the state.

State Marriage Records

The Alabama Department of Public Health maintains a website where an application can be mailed in to request marriage records. You can download and print the application at http://adph.org/vitalrecords/assets/hs14eng.pdf. Visit The Alabama Department of Public Health, http://adph.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=1562, for further directions. There is a $15 fee for the first marriage record and a $6 fee for each subsequent document. You will need to provide your signature, mailing address, daytime phone number, the maiden name of bride, full name of groom, date of marriage, and county of marriage. The state began filing marriage licenses in 1938; if your document is from before that time, you will need to make your request at the county probate office of which the marriage was recorded.
 
Another resource for obtaining marriage records is VitalChek.com. Here you may apply for a birth, marriage, divorce or death records. For information and fees visit http://www.vitalchek.com/alabama-express-vital-records.aspx.

Other County Records
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Cullman Court Records
Cullman Criminal Records
Cullman Birth Records
Cullman Death Records
Cullman Genealogy Records
Cullman Divorce Records
Cullman Vital Records
Cullman Public Records
Cullman Property Records