Alaska Fast Facts and Key Resources

Alaska Fast Facts and Key Resources

Bundle up and learn more about the Last Frontier State before you get started with your Alaskan family history research.

alaska facts resources

You’ve checked out our full State Research Guide: Alaska. Now join us for some fast facts and key resources.

Statehood: 1959

First available federal census: 1900

Statewide birth, death and marriage records begin: 1913

Public-land state

Boroughs: 18 (unorganized area is divided into 11 census areas)

Contact for vital records:

Bureau of Vital Statistics Department of Health and Social Services

Box 110675 Juneau, AK 99811 (907) 465-3391

<vitalrecords.alaska.gov/dph/bvs>

Websites

Alaska Digital Archives

Alaska History & Genealogy

Cyndi’s List: Alaska

Dawson City Museum Pan for Gold Database

Project Jukebox

Valdez Museum and Archives: Gold Rush Database

Yukon and Alaska Genealogy Centre

Resources

Alaska People Index by Connie Bradbury (Alaska Historical Commission)

Alaska Place Names by Alan Edward Schorr (The Denali Press)

Alaska Sources: A Guide to Historical Records and information Resources by Connie Bradbury and David Albert Hales (Heritage Quest)

Organizations and Archives

Alaska Bureau of Land Management

222 W. Seventh Ave. #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907)271-5960

Alaska Historical Society

Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510, (907) 276-1596

Alaska State Archives

141 Willoughby Ave., Juneau, AK 99801, (907) 465-2270

Alaska State Library

333 Willoughby Ave., Eighth Floor, Juneau, AK 99811, (907) 465-2921

Anchorage Genealogical Society

Box 212265, Anchorage, AK 99521

Consortium Library (University of Alaska/Alaska Pacific University)

3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, (907) 786-1848 

Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks

1732 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, AK 99775, (907) 474-7481


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