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Wiki Articles on Major Repositories in Alaska[edit | edit source]

Suzallo and Allen Library, Univ. of Washington · Alaska State Archives · Alaska State Library · University of Alaska, Anchorage · University of Alaska, Fairbanks · Anchorage Municipal Library · National Archives at Seattle · Family History Library · Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park Seattle · Library and Archives Branch Whitehorse, YT · Quesnel and District Museum, Quesnel, BC

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

The archives, libraries, and societies listed below have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers.

Archives[edit | edit source]

Anchorage Alaska Museum of History and Art[edit | edit source]

625 C Street
Anchorage Alaska, 99501

The Anchorage Museum connects people, expands perspectives, and encourages global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment.

Alaska State Libraries Archives & Museum[edit | edit source]

141 Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK 99801
Telephone: 907-465-2270
Fax: 907-465-2465
The museum has an archive section.

Archives West[edit | edit source]

Formerly Northwest Digital Archives. Contains listings of archives in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, and Utah.

National Archives at Seattle[edit | edit source]

6125 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98115-7999
Telephone: 206-336-5115
Fax: 206-336-5112
The museum has an archive section.

Documents and materials generated by the United States Federal Government offices and courts for the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska are preserved here. Search the National Archives Catalog for information about the records that have been digitized.

  • The National Archives holds Federal military service records from the Revolutionary War to 1912 in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C. See details of holdings.
  • Military records from WWI - present are held in the National Military Personnel Records Center (NPRC), in St. Louis, Missouri, See details of holdings.
  • The National Archives does not hold state militia records. For these records, you will need to contact the appropriate State Archives.

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Alaska State Library[edit | edit source]

Physical address:
395 Whittier Street, Juneau, AK 99801

Mailing address:
Alaska Historical Collections
State Office Building
P.O. Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
Telephone: 907-465-2910
Fax: 907-465-2665

University of Alaska, Fairbanks[edit | edit source]

Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
310 Tanana Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6800
Telephone: 907-474-7224
Fax: 907-474-6841
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 756800
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6800

Societies[edit | edit source]

Genealogical Society of Southeastern Alaska[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 6313
Ketchikan, AK 99901

Alaska Historical Society[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 100299
Anchorage, AK 99510-0299
Telephone: 907-276-1596
Fax: 907-276-1596

Two helpful guides to Alaska records are:

  • Ulibarri, George S. Documenting Alaskan History: Guide to Federal Archives Relating to Alaska. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 1982. FHL fiche 6101864; book 979.8 A3u
  • University of Washington (Seattle) Library. The Dictionary Catalog of the Pacific Northwest Collection of the University of Washington (Seattle) Libraries. Six Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall and Company, 1972. FHL books 979.7 A3w v. 1 – 6