Alaska Genealogists

Our Alaska genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Alaska, including:

  • Archives
  • Alaska State Archives
    Birth and death records, naturalizations, incorporations, court and probate. Records date from 1874 to present. Also territorial and state records, community-based state government records, and state legislative records.
  • National Archives at Anchorage
    Census records, U.S. Consulate dispatches, exploration and expeditions, federal court records, immigration, maritime, Alaska and other Native Americans, natural resources, territorial and regions, military service related records, draft cards, Manhattan project. This archive will be closing permanently later in the 2014 year. The less than 12,000 cubic feet of archival records will be moved to the National Archives in Seattle, WA, where they will become digitized for Alaskans. In addition, there will be 7,500 cubic feet of records center holdings at the National Archives in Seattle.
    This archive contains:
    Census records
    U.S. consulate dispatches
    Exploration and expedition records
    Federal court records
    Immigration records
    Maritime records
    Alaska and other Native American records
    Natural resource records
    Territorial and region records
    Military service records
    Draft cards
    Manhattan project
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art
    500,000 historical photographs, 12,000 publications, 800 maps
  • Libraries
  • Alaska State Library
  • Alaska Newspapers (1866-1998), brochures, books, photographs
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
    Journal articles, books, reference resources
  • Societies
    Manuscript papers, photographs, recordings, and ethnographic items
  • Genealogical Society of Southeastern Alaska
  • Alaska Historical Society

Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Anchorage, Alaska.
This archive contains:
500,000 historical photographs
12,000 publications
800 maps

Our genealogists can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can further your research, request a research quote.
Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Alaska include:

  • Birth, marriage, and death records were kept by some towns as early as 1890
  • Birth, marriage, and death records have been recorded by the state government from 1913 to the present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1900
  • State, territorial, and colonial censuses were first recorded in 1868
  • Land records were kept by the towns and counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1883 to the present
  • Churches kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods that contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Military records
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts since 1867
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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