Alaska Fast Facts and Key Resources

Alaska Fast Facts and Key Resources

Learn more about the Last Frontier State.

Statehood: 1959

US territory status: 1912

First available federal census: 1900

Statewide birth, death and marriage records begin: 1913

Public-land state

Boroughs: 16

Census areas: 11

Native corporations: 13

Contact for vital records:

Bureau of Vital Statistics Department of Health and Social Services

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


Web sites

Alaska Digital Archives


Cyndi’s List: Alaska


Dawson City Museum Pan for Gold Database <>

Finding Your Gold-Rush Relative


Genealogy Helplist: Alaska


Project Jukebox


Sitka Borough, Alaska


Valdez Museum and Archives: Gold Rush Database


Women in Alaska’s History


Yukon and Alaska Genealogy Centre



Alaska People Index by Connie Bradbury (Alaska Historical Commission, out of print)

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)

Alaskan Census Records, 1870-1907 edited by Ronald Vern Jackson (Accelerated Indexing Systems, out of print)

American Indian and Alaska Native Newspapers and Periodicals, 1925-1970 edited by Daniel F. Littlefield and James W. Parins (Greenwood Press)

Dictionary of Alaska Place Names by Donald J. Orth (Glacier House Publications, out of print)

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, <>

Fairbanks Genealogical Society

Box 60534, Fairbanks, AK 99706, <>

NARA Pacific Alaska Region — Anchorage

654 W. Third Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. (907) 261-7820, <>

Sealaska Heritage Institute

1 Sealaska Plaza, Suite 301, Juneau, AK 99801, (907) 463-4844, <>

University of Alaska/Alaska Pacific University Consortium Library

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

University of Alaska Fairbanks Elmer E. Rasmuson Library

310 Tanana Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775, (907) 474-7481, <>

Z.J. Loussac Public Library

3600 Denali St., Anchorage, AK 99503, (907) 343-2975, <>

From the August 2006 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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