Crittenden County, Arkansas Marriage Records
Marriage records are useful in proving marital status or for beneficiary purposes. These records contain vital information about the event, including the name of bride and groom, date of marriage, and county of marriage. This makes marriage records of interest to genealogists wishing to track their family history.
Since marriage records are considered a vital document, there are restrictions on who may access them. If you are the party of record, immediate eligible family member, legal representative, or from an academic statistical organization you can request a marriage record in person or through the mail. There is even an expedited online service available for an additional fee for those who meet the qualifications for accessing these vital documents.
Local Marriage Records
The Crittenden County Health Unit is located at 901 North 7th Street, West Memphis, Arkansas 72301. You may request a marriage record here in person or call 870-735-4334 with any questions you may have. You will be required to show identification and give your relationship to the party of record. You may reach this office during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
State Marriage Records
If you do not wish to wait the four to six weeks turnaround time it takes for the state to issue a marriage certificate, you may want to use the services of http://www.vitalchek.com/
. This is a nationally-based vital records online library, where marriage, birth, death and divorce records can be requested for additional fees.