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 Information

Yukon is the smllest and most western of Canada's 3 federal territories. Whitehorse is the capital and Yukon's only city.


Europeans came into the area early in the 19th century with the fur trade, followed by missionaries. In 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.

Getting Started

Getting Started with Yukon Research

Links to articles on getting started with Yukon research.

Yukon Research Tools

  • Do you know the location that you wish to search in this county?  If so, please check for some possible sources and some online information about your location of interest, by clicking on  this county's POPULATED PLACES TABLE .

Links to articles and websites that assist in Yukon research.

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Yukon Map


Populated Places

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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

Migration Routes

Yukon River · Big Salmon River  · Chilkoot Trail  · All Canadian Routes

FamilySearch Resources

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