Alaska Fast Facts and Key Resources

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alaska facts resources

You’ve checked out our full State Research Guide: Alaska. Now join us for some fast facts and key resources.

Statehood: 1959

First available federal census: 1900

Statewide birth, death and marriage records begin: 1913

Public-land state

Boroughs: 18 (unorganized area is divided into 11 census areas)

Contact for vital records:

Bureau of Vital Statistics Department of Health and Social Services

Box 110675 Juneau, AK 99811 (907) 465-3391



Alaska Digital Archives

Alaska History & Genealogy

Cyndi’s List: Alaska

Dawson City Museum Pan for Gold Database

Project Jukebox

Valdez Museum and Archives: Gold Rush Database

Yukon and Alaska Genealogy Centre


Alaska People Index by Connie Bradbury (Alaska Historical Commission)

Alaska Place Names by Alan Edward Schorr (The Denali Press)

Alaska Sources: A Guide to Historical Records and information Resources by Connie Bradbury and David Albert Hales (Heritage Quest)

Organizations and Archives

Alaska Bureau of Land Management

222 W. Seventh Ave. #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907)271-5960

Alaska Historical Society

Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510, (907) 276-1596

Alaska State Archives

141 Willoughby Ave., Juneau, AK 99801, (907) 465-2270

Alaska State Library

333 Willoughby Ave., Eighth Floor, Juneau, AK 99811, (907) 465-2921

Anchorage Genealogical Society

Box 212265, Anchorage, AK 99521

Consortium Library (University of Alaska/Alaska Pacific University)

3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, (907) 786-1848 

Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks

1732 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, AK 99775, (907) 474-7481

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