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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.

Sitka Borough Clerk

304 Lake Street
Sitka, AK 99835-7563
(907) 747-3291

Boroughs do not have vital record keeping duties. They do collect property taxes, record deeds, etc., but all the vital records are collected and kept by the state vital statistics office.

VitalChek A private company from which you can order vital record copies.
City and Borough of Sitka 100 Lincoln Street
Sitka, AK 99835
(907) 747-1816
fax (907) 747-7403

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.
Family History Center (Mormon) Sitka Family History Center
105 Shotgun Alley
Sitka, Alaska
Phone: 907-747-5407
Hours: M-T 9am-12pm; W 6pm-9pm; F 1pm-4pm
Sitka Convention & Visitors Bureau

P.O. Box 1226
Sitka, AK 99835


Kettleson Memorial Library

320 Harbor Drive
(907) 747-8708
Great Alaskana collection

Sitka Lutheran Church Located downtown on Lincoln St.
P.O. Box 598
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: 907-747-3338.

This is the oldest Lutheran Church on the West Coast of North America. The congregation was founded in 1840 by Finnish Lutherans who worked for the Russian American Company. Now part of the Alaska Synod, Region 1, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Sheldon Jackson Museum
Open summer: Daily 9-5;
winter: Tu-Sa 10-4.
Admission: Adults $3; Youth 18 & under Free; Members Free; Museum Pass: $10.

Located on the campus of Sheldon Jackson College
104 College Dr.
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: 907-747-8981
Fax: 907-747-3004.

Extensive Alaska Native collections in the oldest concrete structure in Alaska. Native artist demonstrators each summer. An Alaska State Museum since 1984. Store. Scope of collections is Alaska Native materials prior to the1930s

Isabel Miller Museum
Open May - Sept: Daily 9-5;
Oct - May: Tu-Sa 10-noon, 1-4.

Located downtown in the Harrigan Centennial Building. 330 Harbor Drive
Sitka AK 99835
(907) 747-6455

Informative and attractive displays about the lives and histories of the people who have lived in Sitka--the Tlingits, the Russians, and the early American settlers in the 13th colony.

Sitka Historical Society

330 Harbor Drive
Sitka, Alaska 99835-7553
Local history, including Tlingit culture, the Russian-American era, and the U.S. purchase of Alaska displayed at the Isabel Miller Museum.


Alaska State Archives
Alaska State Library
Sitka National Historical Park Open year-round; call for hours.

Located at 106 Metlakatla Street
PO Box 738
Sitka AK 99835
(907) 747-6281

The national historical park has a collection of commanding totems along paths that weave through the rain forest. Tlingit ethnographic items, Tlingit and Haida totem poles, Russian American historical and archaeological collections, archives and herbarium specimens. Tlingit artists demonstrate, teach traditional crafts. Store. Sitka: The park also is the site of the Southeast Alaska Visitor Center, where travelers can watch native artists at work.

The Russian Bishop's House
Open by appointment.
Admission: $3.

Located in downtown Sitka on Lincoln Street.
PO Box 738
Sitka AK 99835
(907) 747-6281

One of four original Russian structures remaining in North America. Exhibits interpret Russian American fur trade in Alaska, and the roles of the Russian American Company and Russian Orthodox Church.

Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center
Open May - Sept: Daily 8-5;
Oct - Apr: M-F 8-5.

106 Metlakatla St.
Sitka AK 99835
(907) 747-8061

Displays. Artists and demonstrators in wood carving, silver, weaving, and sewing. Classes on NW Coast art.

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


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