How to Find Alaska Birth Records

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Alaska was permanently founded by Russians from 1799 to 1867. United States purchased Alaska in 1867 and made it a territory. In 1959 Alaska became the 49th state. Alaska is divided into boroughs rather than counties. There were no birth records kept until 1913 when territory wide registration of births began.

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Births before 1913[edit | edit source]

Before 1913, no births were recorded by the borough or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
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Births after 1913[edit | edit source]

Territory-wide registration of births began in 1913 in Alaska. Currently, there are minimal online indexes to Alaska births from 1913 to the present.

While the records are incomplete, there are some birth records to be found at the following link:

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Obtain the Certificate[edit | edit source]

With full names, dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or VitalChek.

Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parent of the person on the certificate
  • The legal guardian of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there areother records with birth information you can search.

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