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Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Alaska, 
United States
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Location of Alaska
Record Description
Record Type Vital
Collection years 1816-1959
FamilySearch Resources
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Alaska State Archives


What is in This Collection?Edit

This collection includes births (1816 to 1912), marriages (1816 to 1959), and deaths (1816-1959) from the Alaska State Archives.

Image VisibilityEdit

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To Browse This CollectionEdit

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959.

What Can These Records Tell Me?Edit

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Name of child
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Race
  • Number of child in family
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Name of father
  • Age of parents
  • Residences of parents
  • Birth places of parents
  • Occupation of father
  • Live or stillbirth
  • Cause of stillbirth
  • Informant

Marriage

  • Names of groom and bride
  • Place of residence
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Age
  • Race
  • Birthplace
  • Occupation
  • Previous marriages
  • Witnesses
  • Marriage officiator

Death

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of burial
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Physical description
  • Marriage status
  • Cause of death
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Relatives names
  • Informant
  • Name of undertaker

Collection ContentEdit

Sample ImagesEdit

Coverage TableEdit

Coverage tables for this collection are available in the wiki article Alaska, Vital Records Coverage Table - FamilySearch Historical Records.

How Do I Search This Collection?Edit

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The date of the event or the name of a spouse or parent

Search the IndexEdit

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the ImagesEdit

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the County or District
  2. Select the Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?Edit

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?Edit

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to search census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in county records
  • Look for probate records around the time of the individual's death. There could be a will with additional information

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?Edit

  • Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Locate a copy of the original record
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research HelpsEdit

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Alaska.

Citing This CollectionEdit

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?Edit

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