What You Can Do:
The Bureau of Vital Statistics issues certified copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce documents that may be used in Alaska background checks. Mostly though, these would be self background checks or searches for family since the individual named on the original document and his or her parents are usually the only ones who can request copies of vital records. Alaska law holds that birth certificates are not public information until 100 years after the birth date.
Death certificates are granted public access in Alaska 50 years after the date of death. Family members of the deceased may request a certified copy of the death certificate. Persons who are legally authorized may also request a death certificate copy by stating on the application the reason for the request. Marriage and divorce documents are both made public 50 years after their licensed or granted date. Either person named on the original documents may request a copy for records for their own Alaska background checks. Persons with authorized legal access stating their request reason may also apply for copies of these documents.