Aleutians East Borough, Alaska Genealogy

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Aleutians East Borough

Guide to Aleutians East Borough, Alaska ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Aleutians East Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Aleutians East Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alaska
Location of Alaska in the U.S.
Founded October 23, 1987
County Seat Sand Point
Address Aleutians East Borough[1]
P.O. Box 349
Sand Point, AK 99661
Phone: (907) 383-2699
Aleutians East Borough Website


The Borough was named for Aleutian Islands. It was formed from the Aleutian Islands Census Area. The Borough has Sand Point as its seat and the Borough was created on October 23, 1987. The Borough is located in the southwestern part of the state.[2]

Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records

*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Neighboring Boroughs and Census Areas

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this borough:[3]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this borough.


Bible Records


Business Records and Commerce


Cemeteries of Aleutians East, Alaska online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the Borough
See Alaska Cemeteries for more information


Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden name; and death date.

For general information about Alaska denominations, see the Alaska Church Records wiki page.

The Family History Library also has copies of many Alaskan church records. To find a list in the FamilySearch Catalog, do a Place Search for Alaska, the borough, or the town.

Court Records


Alaska Online Historical Directories - identifies historical city, county, business and other directories available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes the 1923-4 Alaska-Yukon Territory Polk Business Directory which has listings for Akutan, Belkofski, Cold Bay, False Pass, King Cove, and Unga (see the Skagway-Valdez-Wrangell-Alaska Territorial link).

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups




Local History

Local histories are available for Aleutians East Borough, Alaska Genealogy. Borough histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Alaska Local Histories.

Land and Property

The first general land office was established at Sitka, Alaska in 1885. Records of subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, are filed at the office of the district recorder in each judicial district. The Family History Library has not acquired copies of Alaskan land records.


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Naturalization and Citizenship


Aleutians East Borough, Alaska Genealogy newspapers may contain genealogical value including obituaries, births, marriages, deaths, anniversaries, family gatherings, family travel, achievements, business notices, engagement information, and probate court proceedings.

To access newspapers, contact public libraries, college or university libraries, or the Library of Congress.

For more Alaska newspaper information, see the Newspaper Guides on the wiki page Alaska Newspapers.




Probate records of Alaska were kept by the district courts prior to statehood. The superior court now has jurisdiction over probate matters. They are available at the archives and offices mentioned in Alaska Court Records. The Family History Library does not have copies of probate records from Alaska.

An index with about 17,000 probate cases from the district court system from 1884 to 1960 is available online. It is arranged alphabetically. See Alaska Probate Records Index.

Public Records


Family History Centers


Alaska tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the tax records. The Family History Library has not filmed Alaska tax records.

Real and personal property tax records are kept at the borough's Assessors office.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Department of Health and Social Services, Bureau of Vital Statistics. This office has birth, death and marriage records since 1890's, though, many before 1930 were not registered with the Bureau. It also has divorce records since 1950. For more information, including how to find earlier records, check Alaska Vital Records.




  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Aleutians East Borough p. 48. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Aleutians East Borough," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Alaska 05/25/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Aleutians East Borough, Alaska," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Alaska, accessed 20 February 2019.