Yukon, Canada Genealogy

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Guide to Yukon ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Yukon Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
Yukon Background
Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources

Yukon Information[edit | edit source]

  • Yukon is the smallest and most western of Canada's three federal territories. Whitehorse is the capital and Yukon's only city.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Long before the arrival of Europeans, central and southern Yukon was populated by First Nations people.
  • Sites of archeological significance in Yukon hold some of the earliest evidence of the presence of human habitation in North America. The sites safeguard the history of the first people and the earliest First Nations of the Yukon.
  • Coastal and inland First Nations had extensive trading networks.
  • European incursions into the area began early in the 19th century with the fur trade, followed by missionaries.
  • By the 1870s and 1880s, gold miners began to arrive. This drove a population increase that justified the establishment of a police force, just in time for the start of the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897.
  • The increased population coming with the gold rush led to the separation of the Yukon district from the Northwest Territories and the formation of the separate Yukon Territory in 1898.
  • Yukon, also called Yukon Territory and referred to by some as the Yukon is the smallest and westernmost of Canada's three territories.
  • It also is the least populated province or territory in Canada, with a population of 35,874 people as of the 2016 Census.
  • Whitehorse, the territorial capital and Yukon's only city.[1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Yukon Research

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Yukon Map[edit | edit source]


Klondike mining camp.jpg

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



Carmacks     Village    Link   Link
Dawson        Link   Link
Faro      Town     Link   Link
Forty Mile       Link   Link
Grand Forks         Link   Link
Haines Junction    Village     Link   Link
Herschel Island         Link   Link
Mayo    Village    Link   Link
Old Crow        Link   Link
Teslin        Link   Link
Watson Lake      Town    Link   Link
Whitehorse  White Horse (1957)  city   Link

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Yukon", in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukon, accessed 2 January 2020.