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Guide to '''Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
Guide to '''Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
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| bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
 
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Death|Death]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Taxation|Tax]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
 
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Probate|Probate]]'''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#99d6ff" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]  
  
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~aknwarct/index.htm AKGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/ak/akfiles.htm AKGenWeb Archives]
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/ak/akfiles.htm AKGenWeb Archives]
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/alaska-cemetery-records.htm Alaska Cemetery Records]
 
*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/alaska-cemetery-records.htm Alaska Cemetery Records]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Alaska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
 
| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"|<center>See '''[[Alaska Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Arctic_Borough,_Alaska#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
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|1960 |3560
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|1970 |4434     
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|1980 |4831 
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|1990 |6113     
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|2000 |7208       
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|2010 |7523     
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==== Church Records ====
 
==== Church Records ====
  
 
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396407&reqParentsLabel=Northwest%20Arctic%20Borough%2C%20Alaska%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=171&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
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==== Court Records  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
 
{{AK Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AK Northwest Arctic Borough}}}}
 
{{AK Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{AK Northwest Arctic Borough}}}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=396407&reqParentsLabel=Northwest%20Arctic%2C%20Alaska%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=171&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
*'''1898-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|3159282|Alaska, State Archives (Juneau), Military Service Discharge Records, 1898-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1898-1934''' - {{RecordSearch|3159282|Alaska, State Archives (Juneau), Military Service Discharge Records, 1898-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Alaska, State Archives (Juneau), Military Service Discharge Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2684865|Alaska, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2684865|Alaska, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Alaska, World War II Draft Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
 
==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
*'''1884-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2513103|Alaska Naturalization Records, 1884-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1884-1991''' - {{RecordSearch|2513103|Alaska Naturalization Records, 1884-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images - [[Alaska, Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
*'''1900-1972''' - {{RecordSearch|3235391|Alaska, State Archives (Juneau), Naturalization Records, 1900-1972}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1900-1972''' - {{RecordSearch|3235391|Alaska, State Archives (Juneau), Naturalization Records, 1900-1972}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index - [[Alaska, State Archives (Juneau), Naturalization Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
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{{AK Vital Intro}}  
 
{{AK Vital Intro}}  
*'''1816-1959''' {{RecordSearch|2216300|Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1816-1959''' {{RecordSearch|2216300|Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images — [[Alaska, Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use this Collection]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:21, 8 February 2021

Guide to Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska
Map
Map of Alaska highlighting Northwest Arctic Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alaska
Location of Alaska in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 2, 1986
County Seat Kotzebue
Courthouse
Address Northwest Artic Borough
P O Box 1110 
Kotzebue, Ak 99752-1110
Phone 907-442-2500 http://www.nwabor.org/[1]


Description[edit | edit source]

The Borough has Kotzebue as its seat and the Borough was created as an June 2, 1986. The Borough is located in the northwestern part of the state.[2]

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this borough.

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Boroughs[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this borough:[3]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Business Records and Commerce[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Northwest Arctic, Alaska online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Borough
See Alaska Cemeteries for more information

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1960 3,560
1970 4,434 24.6%
1980 4,831 9.0%
1990 6,113 26.5%
2000 7,208 17.9%
2010 7,523 4.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden name; and death date.

For general information about Alaska denominations, see the Alaska Church Records wiki page.

The Family History Library also has copies of many Alaskan church records. To find a list in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for Alaska, the borough, or the town.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local History[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Genealogy. Borough histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alaska Local Histories.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

The first general land office was established at Sitka, Alaska in 1885. Records of subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, are filed at the office of the district recorder in each judicial district. The Family History Library has not acquired copies of Alaskan land records.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Military[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, college or university libraries, or the Library of Congress.

For more Alaska newspaper information, see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Alaska Newspapers.

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records of Alaska were kept by the district courts prior to statehood. The superior court now has jurisdiction over probate matters. They are available at the archives and offices mentioned in Alaska Court Records. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Alaska.

An index with about 17,000 probate cases from the district court system from 1884 to 1960 is available online. It is arranged alphabetically. See Alaska Probate Records Index.

Public Records[edit | edit source]

Repositories[edit | edit source]

Courthouse[edit | edit source]
Family History Centers[edit | edit source]
Libraries[edit | edit source]
Museums[edit | edit source]
Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Alaska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records. The Family History Library has not filmed Alaska tax records.

Real and personal property tax records are kept at the borough's Assessors office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Department of Health and Social Services, Bureau of Vital Statistics. This office has birth, death and marriage records since 1890's, though, many before 1930 were not registered with the Bureau. It also has divorce records since 1950. For more information, including how to find earlier records, check Alaska Vital Records.

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Northwest Artic Borough p. 48. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Northwest Arctic Borough," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Arctic_Borough,_Alaska 05/25/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Arctic_Borough,_Alaska, accessed 19 February 2019.