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Alaska Bureau Of Vital Statistics

350 Main Street
Room 114
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675
(907) 465-3392
(907) 465-3618 FAX

The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics is responsible for managing vital records in the State of Alaska. Vital records in Alaska include birth, death, fetal death, divorce and marriage certificate data, along with reports of adoption. For information about your family member's Alaska vital record contact our Record Processing Unit: (907) 465-3392. Vital records are confidential and may not be released to a third party until 100 years after a birth, or 50 years after a death, marriage, or divorce.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk

144 North Binkley Street
Soldotna , AK 99669-7520
Phone: (907) 262-4441
Fax: (907) 262-1892

They do collect property taxes, appraise property, etc., but all the vital records are collected and kept by the state vital statistics office.

FAMILY HISTORY CENTER (MORMON) Homer Family History Center
Mile 3 East Rd
Homer, Alaska
Phone: 907-235-7281
Hours: T 11am-4pm; Thurs 11am-4pm;
Call for appointment Wed-Fri 10am-3:00 pm
Closed: Major Holidays
Seward Family History Center
13559 Seward Highway
Seward, Alaska
Hours: Closed through October while building being renovated
Soldotna Family History Center
159 Marydale Dr
Soldotna, Alaska
Phone: 907-262-3581
Hours: T-Th 10am-4pm; 6pm-9pm; W 7:30pm-9pm
City of Soldotna
City of Kenai
City of Homer
City of Seward
City of Seldovia
Alaska State Recorder Recording Deeds, etc.
VitalChek A private company from which you can order vital record copies.

State of Alaska

Official Home Page

AK GenWeb Archives Contains some excellent material - Census records, burial records, WWI draft registrations, early AK pioneer obituaries, etc.
Alaska State Archives 141 Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK 99811-1720
Alaska State Library

PO Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571

National Archives and Record Administration 654 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-2145
Phone: 907-271-2441
Fax: 907-271-2442
Alaska Historical Society P.O. Box 100299
Anchorage, AK 99510-0299
Z. J. Loussac Public Library 3600 Denali Street
Anchorage, AK 99503
(907) 343-2975 Mon - Thur 10am - 9pm
Fri and Sat 10am - 6pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Anchorage Museum of History and Art 121 W. 7th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501
Director - Pat Wolf, 907 343-6174
Deputy Director - Suzy Jones, 907 343-6141
Borough Recording Offices For all Alaska Boroughs
Archives, University of Alaska - Anchorage Consortium Library
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Alaska Historical Library PO Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
(of particular interest: Louis Shotridge Collection, Tlingit Indian Genealogy Notes and Information, 1915-26?, Manuscript Collection #37 - a restricted body of materials written in Tlingit).
310 Tanana Drive
University of Alaska Fairbanks USA 99775-6800
(907) 474-7481
Alaska Commercial Company Collection of special interest are Box 152 Folder 1576, for Unalaska. Lists 75 children innoculated for small pox on 13-14 May 1878, with name, age and sex.
Donald Foote Collection - taped information, including family genealogies - primarily for the Pointe Hope area.
Froehlich Rainey Collection - Rainey was a professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska. Materials include names of contemporary Alaska Natives from Point Hope and Barrow, business and personal correspondence, diaries of his fieldwork at Point Hope and Saint Lawrence Island, grave listings from Ipiutak and Tigara.
Genealogical Records of Barrow families - created by researchers studying blood types.
Minto Alaska Village Council Records. History of individuals who lived in this interior Alaska Village between 28 December 1939-11 March 1948. Last date of death was 1961.
Robert McKennan Collection - census and hospital records from Healy River, Nabesna, Sam Creek, Scottie Creek, Tanacross, and Tetlin (1937-1938), Tanana (1946), Tanacross (1946, 1962), Minto (1958), Tetlin (1958), and Northway.
Vital Statistics and Miscellaneous Records for Kake, Alaska - contains birth, marriage and death records from Southeast Alaska covering 31 October 1917 to 7 July 1928. Compiled by US Bureau of Education, Alaska Native School Medical and Reindeer Service.
Fort Gibbon (Tanana) District Area Database covers birth, marriage and death registrations as well as the genealogical records of the Roman Catholic priest, Julles Jette, SJ. A copy of the database is located with the Tanana Native Council, PO Box 93, Tanana, AK 99775
Inupiat History, Language and Culture Commission

PO Box 69
Barrow, AK 99723
Strong collection of Eskimo genealogies including a collection of photographs and oral history materials.

Haa Kusteey: Our Culture: Tlingit Life Stories
University of Washington Press, 1994
Biographical sketches of about 50 Southeast Alaska Tlingit Elders. Part 1 covers individuals born 1863-1915. Part 2 treats the founders of the Alaska Native Brotherhood.

Letter from the Secretary of War, 44th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Executive Document 12, June 1875
Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1876.

Approximately 30 names petition the government regarding the Natives on Saint George Island in the Pribilofs

Message of the President of the United States...Forty-fourth Congress, First Session, Senate Executive Document 33, Part 2, 24 March 1876
Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1876.

Lists Indian prisoners and civilian prisoners confined at Sitka during the three years ending 31 December 1875. Also lists prisoners confined at Fort Wrangell from 1 August to 31 December 1875.
Journal of an Aleutian Year
by Ethel Ross Oliver
Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1988
Lists residents of Attu Island who were captured by the Japanese on 7 June 1942. They were later transported to Kiska Island and then to Otaru War Prison Camp in Hokkaido Island, Japan until the end of the war. The listing for each includes date and place of birth, parents, date and cause of death, residence of survivors, and age as of June 1947.


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