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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Alaska|Alaska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Alaska_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''
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The archives, libraries, and societies listed below have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers.  
 
The archives, libraries, and societies listed below have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers.  
  
*'''Alaska State Archives'''<br>141 Willoughby Avenue <br>Juneau, AK 99801 <br>Telephone: 907-465-2270 <br>Fax: 907-465-2465<br>Internet: http://www.archives.state.ak.us/
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==== Archives ====
*'''National Archives—Alaska Region'''<br>Federal Office Building <br>654 West Third Avenue, Room 012 <br>Anchorage, AK 99501 <br>Telephone: 907-271-2441<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/anchorage/<br>
 
*'''Genealogical Society of Southeastern Alaska'''<br>P.O. Box 6313 <br>Ketchikan, AK 99901
 
*'''Alaska Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 100299 <br>Anchorage, AK 99510-0299 <br>Telephone: 907-276-1596 <br>Fax: 907-276-1596<br>Internet: http://www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org/<br>
 
*'''Alaska State Library'''<br>Alaska Historical Collections<br>State Office Building <br>P.O. Box 110571 <br>Juneau, AK 99811-0571 <br>Telephone: 907-465-2910 <br>Fax: 907-465-2665<br>Internet http://library.state.ak.us/hist/pca/pca.html
 
*'''University of Alaska, Fairbanks'''<br>Elmer E. Rasmuson Library310 Tanana Drive <br>Fairbanks, AK 99775-6800 <br>Telephone: 907-474-7224 <br>Fax: 907-474-6841 <br>Mailing address: <br>P.O. Box 756800 <br>Fairbanks, AK 99775-6800<br>Internet: http://www.uaf.edu/<br>
 
*'''Anchorage Museum of History and Art'''<br>121 W. 7th Avenue<br>Anchorage, AK 99501 <br>Telephone: 907-343-4326 <br>Fax: 907-343-6149<br>Internet: http://www.anchoragemuseum.org/
 
  
The museum has an archive section.  
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*'''[http://www.archives.state.ak.us Alaska State Archives]'''<br>141 Willoughby Avenue <br>Juneau, AK 99801 <br>Telephone: 907-465-2270 <br>Fax: 907-465-2465
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*'''[http://www.archives.gov/pacific-alaska/anchorage/ National Archives—Alaska Region (Anchorage)]'''<br>Federal Office Building <br>654 West Third Avenue, Room 012 <br>Anchorage, AK 99501 <br>Telephone: 907-271-2441<br>Fax: 907-261-7813
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*'''[http://www.anchoragemuseum.org/ Anchorage Museum of History and Art]'''<br>121 W. 7th Avenue<br>Anchorage, AK 99501<br>Telephone: 907-343-4326<br>Fax: 907-343-6149<br>The museum has an archive section.
  
Two helpful guides to Alaska records are:
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==== Libraries  ====
  
Ulibarri, George S. ''Documenting Alaskan History: Guide to Federal Archives Relating to Alaska.'' Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 1982. (FHL book 979.8 A3u; fiche 6101864.)
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*'''[http://www.library.state.ak.us/ Alaska State Library]'''<br>Alaska Historical Collections<br>State Office Building<br>P.O. Box 110571 <br>Juneau, AK 99811-0571<br>Telephone: 907-465-2910<br>Fax: 907-465-2665
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*'''[http://www.uaf.edu/ University of Alaska, Fairbanks]'''<br>Elmer E. Rasmuson Library<br>310 Tanana Drive <br>Fairbanks, AK 99775-6800 <br>Telephone: 907-474-7224 <br>Fax: 907-474-6841<br>Mailing address: <br>P.O. Box 756800 <br>Fairbanks, AK 99775-6800
  
University of Washington (Seattle) Library. ''The Dictionary Catalog of the Pacific Northwest Collection of the University of Washington (Seattle) Libraries''. Six Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall and Company, 1972. (FHL book Q 970 A3w.)
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==== Societies  ====
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
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*'''Genealogical Society of Southeastern Alaska'''<br>P.O. Box 6313 <br>Ketchikan, AK 99901
 
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*'''[http://www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org/ Alaska Historical Society]'''<br>P.O. Box 100299 <br>Anchorage, AK 99510-0299 <br>Telephone: 907-276-1596 <br>Fax: 907-276-1596
Computers with modems can be useful tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:
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=== Alaska Online Collections ===
*Locate other researchers
 
*Post queries
 
*Send and receive E-mail
 
*Search large databases
 
*Search computer libraries
 
*Join in computer chat and lecture sessions
 
 
 
You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Alaska in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.  
 
 
 
Addresses on the Internet change frequently. As of April 2007, the following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:  
 
 
 
=== [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]]<br> ===
 
 
 
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
 
 
 
=== Roots-L ===
 
* http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/
 
  
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.
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For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the United States Research Outline, 2nd ed., "[[United States Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section.
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<br>'''Two helpful guides to Alaska records are:'''
  
=== FamilySearch™  ===
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*Ulibarri, George S. ''Documenting Alaskan History: Guide to Federal Archives Relating to Alaska.'' Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 1982. {{FHL|196616|item|disp=FHL fiche 6101864; book 979.8 A3u}}
* [http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]
 
  
The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.  
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*University of Washington (Seattle) Library. ''The Dictionary Catalog of the Pacific Northwest Collection of the University of Washington (Seattle) Libraries''. Six Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall and Company, 1972. {{FHL|87581|item|disp=FHL books 979.7 A3w v. 1 – 6}}
  
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The archives, libraries, and societies listed below have collections or services helpful to genealogical researchers.

Archives

Libraries

  • Alaska State Library
    Alaska Historical Collections
    State Office Building
    P.O. Box 110571
    Juneau, AK 99811-0571
    Telephone: 907-465-2910
    Fax: 907-465-2665
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
    Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
    310 Tanana Drive
    Fairbanks, AK 99775-6800
    Telephone: 907-474-7224
    Fax: 907-474-6841
    Mailing address:
    P.O. Box 756800
    Fairbanks, AK 99775-6800

Societies

  • Genealogical Society of Southeastern Alaska
    P.O. Box 6313
    Ketchikan, AK 99901
  • Alaska Historical Society
    P.O. Box 100299
    Anchorage, AK 99510-0299
    Telephone: 907-276-1596
    Fax: 907-276-1596

Alaska Online Collections

Links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.


Two helpful guides to Alaska records are:

  • Ulibarri, George S. Documenting Alaskan History: Guide to Federal Archives Relating to Alaska. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Press, 1982. FHL fiche 6101864; book 979.8 A3u
  • University of Washington (Seattle) Library. The Dictionary Catalog of the Pacific Northwest Collection of the University of Washington (Seattle) Libraries. Six Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall and Company, 1972. FHL books 979.7 A3w v. 1 – 6