Alaska, Coroner's Inquests Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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|Flag of Alaska|
|Location of Alaska|
|Record Type||Coroner's Inquests|
|Alaska State Archives, Juneau|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection consists of coroner's inquests from the collections at the Alaska State Archives for the years 1908 to 1940.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
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- The name of deceased
- Date and place of death
- Cause of death
- Unusual details surrounding the death
- Date examination was made
- Sometimes, name of mortuary is given
- Names of other family members
- Other remarks or details
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How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]
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- The date of the event or the name of a spouse or parent
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in census records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names, or even initials
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Alaska.
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