Alaska Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Emigration and Immigration   6: Military Records   7: Probate, Land and Court   8: Maps and Gazetteers   9: Newspapers   10: Websites   11: Search Records   12: Get Help  




Project 9: U.S.—Alaska

Explore research in Alaska.


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Goal 1: Learn about Alaska research and records.


Choices:

A Get started with research for your Alaska ancestors.

Summary
  1. Learn about basic Alaska research strategies.
    FS—Basic Alaska Research Tips and Strategies
  2. Explore resources for Alaska research on Ancestry.
    AC—Alaska Resources
  3. Study the Ancestry State Guide for Alaska research.
    AC—Alaska State Research Guide
  4. Use the Alaska Record Finder to decide on records to search.
    FS—Alaska Record Selection Table


Goal 2: Learn about Alaska archives and libraries.


Choices:

A Learn about Alaska archives and libraries.

Summary
  1. Learn about Alaska archives and libraries in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Archives and Libraries
    | AC—Wiki: Alaska Archives, Libraries, and Societies
  2. Explore the Alaska state archives.
  3. Explore the Alaska Digital Archives site.
  4. Explore the State Archives and Libraries site for Alaska.
  5. Explore the Books We Own site for Alaska genealogy publications. Volunteers may be available for lookup services.
  6. Explore historical photo resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.

B Learn about Alaska city directories.

Summary
  1. Learn about Alaska city directories in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Directories
  2. Explore Alaska city directories.
  3. Find out more about city directories in this research guide from Ancestry.
    AC—Six Things to Find—3 pgs.
  4. Explore Alaska city directories on the Ancestry site.
  5. Explore Alaska historical directories by county.


Goal 3: Learn about Alaska vital and census records.


Choices:

A Explore Alaska vital records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Alaska vital records in this article.
    AC—Wiki: Alaska Vital Records
  2. Explore links for vital records on the Alaska Division of Public Health site.
  3. Search for online Alaska vital records and find addresses for state offices to write to for records.
  4. Explore links for Alaska marriage records.
  5. Explore Alaska birth, marriage, and death records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  6. Explore Alaska birth certificate records on the Birth-Certificates.net site.
  7. Explore additional links for Alaska vital records on the Linkpendium site (scroll down).
  8. Explore additional links for Alaska birth records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B Explore Alaska death records.

Summary
  1. Explore ObituariesHelp site for Alaska obituaries.
  2. Find additional resources for Alaska obituaries on the Linkpendium site (scroll down).
  3. Explore Alaska death records, indexes, and obituaries.
  4. Explore additional links for Alaska death records on the LDSGenealogy site.

C Explore Alaska census and voter records.

Summary
  1. Get an overview of Alaska censuses in this article. FS—Alaska Census
  2. Learn about Alaska census records.
    Census Records for Alaska
  3. Explore the MyFreeCensus site for Alaska state and county census records.
  4. Explore Alaska census records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Alaska census records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 4: Learn about Alaska church and cemetery records.


Choices:

    A Learn about Alaska church records.

    Summary
  1. Get an overview of Alaska church records in this article.
    FS—Alaska Church Records
  2. Learn about Alaska church records in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Alaska Church Records
  3. Explore additional links for Alaska church records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B Explore Alaska cemetery records.

Summary
  1. Explore Alaska cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Alaska Cemetery Records
  2. Browse the Interment.net site for Alaska cemetery records.
  3. Search for Alaska cemetery records online.
  4. Explore Alaska cemetery records on the AccessGenealogy site.
  5. Explore additional links for Alaska cemetery records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  6. Explore the Tombstone Transcription Project on the U.S. GenWeb site.
  7. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  8. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.
  9. See additional cemetery resources on the Alaska Linkpendium site.


Goal 5: Learn about Alaska emigration and immigration.


Choices:

A Learn about Alaska emigration and immigration.

Summary
  1. Learn about Alaska emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Emigration and Immigration
  2. Learn about Alaska migration routes in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Migration
  3. Explore additional links for Alaska immigration records on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 6: Learn about Alaska military records.


Choices:

A Learn about Alaska military records.

Summary
  1. Get an introduction to Alaska military records.
    Alaska Military Records
  2. Learn about Alaska military records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Military Records
  3. Explore Alaska military records on the Linkpendium site (scroll down).
  4. Explore additional links for Alaska military records on the LDSGenealogy site.
  5. Explore Alaska military resources on Cyndi's List.


Goal 7: Learn about Alaska probate, land, and court records.


Choices:

A Learn about Alaska probate and land records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Alaska probate records in these articles.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Probate Records
    | AC—Wiki: Alaska Probate Records
  2. Learn about Alaska land and property records. FS—Alaska Land and Property Records
  3. Learn about Alaska land records in this Ancestry Wiki article. AC—Alaska Land Records
  4. Explore additional links for Alaska land records on the LDSGenealogy site.

B Learn about Alaska court records.

Summary
  1. Learn about Alaska court records in this FamilySearch Wiki article. FS—Wiki: Alaska Court Records
  2. Learn about Alaska court records in this Ancestry Wiki article. AC—Wiki: Alaska Court Records


Goal 8: Learn about Alaska maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A Learn about Alaska maps and gazetteers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Alaska maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Maps
  2. Learn about Alaska maps in this Ancestry Wiki article.
    AC—Wiki: Alaska Maps
  3. Learn about Alaska gazetteers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Gazetteers

B Explore Alaska maps and gazetteers.

  1. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Alaska maps.
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda site for maps of Alaska.
  3. Explore maps on the Alaska Information Services site.
  4. Explore historical Alaska maps on the Historic Map Works site.
  5. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Alaska maps.


Goal 9: Learn about Alaska newspapers.


Choices:

A Learn about Alaska newspapers.

Summary
  1. Learn about Alaska newspapers in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Newspapers
  2. Learn about Alaska newspapers, periodicals, and manuscript collections.
    AC—Wiki: Alaska Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscripts

B Explore Alaska newspapers.

Summary
  1. Search for Alaska historical newspapers in the Library of Congress collection.
  2. Search Alaska newspapers in the onlinenewspapers.com site.
  3. Search Alaska newspapers in the world-newspapers.com site.
  4. Search Alaska newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  5. Explore Alaska newspaper resources on the Ancestor Hunt site.
  6. Explore additional links for Alaska newspapers and obituaries on the LDSGenealogy site.


Goal 10: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Alaska research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Linkpendium.
  3. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  4. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.
  5. Explore links in LDSGenealogy.com.


Goal 11: Search records from Alaska.


Choices:

A Use the QUIKLinks (top of page) or Alaska County links (bottom) to quickly search common record collections for Alaska.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered on the site or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. In the QUIKLinks, click the link for FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast, or MyHeritage to view the corresponding record collection.
  2. Scroll down near the bottom of this page to see available county records. Click the name of the county for FamilySearch, or A for Ancestry, or L for Linkpendium.

B Explore additional record collections.

  1. In FamilySearch, explore the Alaska Online Genealogy Records page for a variety of record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, or Findmypast), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.


Goal 12: Get help with your Alaska research.


Choices:

A Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Alaska Web Genealogy page on Facebook.
  2. Visit the Alaska Genealogy page on Facebook.
  3. Visit the Alaska Genealogical Society page on Facebook.
  4. Visit the U.S. West Genealogy Research page on Facebook.
  5. See the Genealogy on Facebook list of Facebook groups dedicated to helping with research for Alaska.

B Join a mailing list or message board for Alaska research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Alaska research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Alaska research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Alaska research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  4. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Alaska research.

C Learn about Alaska genealogy and historic societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Alaska in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Alaska Societies
  2. Explore the Alaska Historical Society site.
  3. Explore Alaska genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.




Alaska Boroughs

Name = FamilySearch; A = Ancestry; L = Linkpendium

Aleutians E    L Aleutians W      L Anchorage    L Bethel    L Bristol Bay    L Denali    L
Dillingham    L Fairbanks N. Star  A    L Haines    L Hoonah-Angoon Juneau    L Kenai    L
Ketchican    L Kodiak    L Lake-Penins.    L Matanuska    L Nome    L North Slope    L
NW ArcticA    L Petersburg     Prince of Wales    L Sitka    A    L Skagway    L SE Fairbanks    L
Valdez  A    L Wade Hampton    L Wrangell    L Yakutat    L Yukon-Koyukuk    L