Alaska Family History Societies

This section lists state and regional associations from Anchorage to Gastineau providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County Societies

Anchorage Genealogical Society

Their aims are to promote and encourage genealogical research and to offer advice and assistance to anyone who needs help with their own family tree research.

Their site gives details regarding the extensive collection of genealogical resources available at Z. J. Lousaac Library, 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage, AK 99503.

These archives includes the Alaska Collection, which contains books, maps and manuscripts.  Members can also peruse the binders that contain journals compiled by other associations, some of which relate to associations in England. 

Memoirs are available on the site, along with a list of surnames currently being researched by Members.

Special Interest Groups which include 'All Things Medical', Alsace (Alsas French) Bas-Rhin and Montreal Genealogical Society are available.

Links to other sites you may find of use are also accessible.  These cover Alaskan resources and US resources.


Fairbanks Genealogical Society

The Society was established in 1973 and its aims are to encourage the study of genealogy and to give help and guidance to people who have Alaskan ancestry. The society also offers a Research Service.

On-line databases include:

  • City of Fairbanks Clay St. Cemetery Burial List, compiled from the official record obtained from the City of Fairbanks Clerk's Office
  • Research Maps including a General Map, Boroughs, Alaska Judicial Districts and The Klondike Districts

Publications available for sale include:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths 1903-1930, 1940-1949 and 1950-1955
  • Vital Statistics for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010


Gastineau Genealogical Society

Gastineau Channel, from which this association takes its name, separates Douglas Island from the mainland where Juneau is located.  The channel is named after John Gastineau, who was an English Civil Engineer.

Indexes compiled by the society include:

  • All names included in Ed Ferrell's 'Biographies of Alaska-Yukon Pioneers 1850-1900 Volumes I and II
  • All names included in Pioneer Book Committee's Gastineau Channel Memories 1880-1967 Volumes I and II
  • Auxiliary No 6 "Alaska Gold Rush Pioneers of the Juneau - Douglas Area 1880-1921"
  • Early Juneau Burial Records from 19 November 1918 to 16 February 1927
  • Juneau, Funeral Records 2 January 1898 to 20 March 1964
  • Juneau Pioneer's of Alaska Igloo

An extensive list of archives which are accessible at Family History Centre, 5100 Glacier Highway, Juneau can be perused on their site.


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