Alaska Census

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1900 and 1920—Free Internet census indexes to the 1900, and 1920 (partial index only) can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. The 1900 shows every name listed on the census; the partial 1920 index in not yet complete, but will eventually show every name. The 1900 index is also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

1900-1930 Census--The Family History Library has the U.S. federal censuses for Alaska for 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. They are also available online at Ancestry: . Federal census records are found at the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The United States Research Outline provides more detailed information about these records. 

Historical Background

1959--Alaska became a state. 


1870-1907 Indexes--Miscellaneous censuses of parts of the Aleutian Islands have been indexed in:

  •  Jackson, Ronald Vern. Alaska Census Records, 1870-1907. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1976. (Family History Library book 979.8 X22j).

1900, 1920 Indexes--Soundex (phonetic) indexes are available on microfilm for the 1900 and 1920 censuses.

1900 Federal Census - A free Internet index and images to the 1900 United States Census can be viewed on the  FamilySearch Record Search – Pilot Site. Important additions to this census are month and year of birth of each household member, number of years married for each married person, number of children born to each mother and the number of those still living, year of immigration, and number of years in the United States. Additional information for Alaska includes tribe and clan, date of locating in Alaska, occupation in Alaska and post office address at home.

Special Censuses

Alaska does not have mortality or other special censuses.

State Censuses

1870--State census records are available.

1878--State census records are available.

1879--State census records are available.

1881--State census records are available.

1885--State census records are available.

1887--State census records are available.

1890-1895--State census records are available.

1904-1907--State census records are available.

1914--State census records are available.

1917--State census records are available.

Territorial Censuses

1870-1880 Territorial Census--In addition to the federal censuses, the 1870 and 1880 territorial censuses of Sitka have been published (Family History Library film 982047). These censuses include information on the entire household. 

Web Sites 


Heritage Quest Online:

Census Online:

Access Genealogy:


Alaska Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department,1998, 2001.