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Available and Lost Census Schedules

ALASKA:  Existing and Lost Federal and Territorial Census Schedules[1]
Exact Date Population Schedules Veterans Mortality Agricultural Industrial Defective Indian Social Statistics
1930 Apr 1 Exist - - - - - - -
1920 Jan 1 Exist - - - - - - -
1917 May 31 Territorial St. Paul, and St. George Islands only
1914 Jun 30 Territorial St. Paul, and St. George Islands only
1910 Apr 15 Exist - - - - - Exist -
1904-1907 Territorial St. Paul, and St. George Islands only
1900 Jun 1 Exist - - - - - - -
1890-1895 Territorial Pribiloff Islands only
1890 Jun 2 Lost Lost  - - - - - -
1885 Territorial Cape Smyth, and Point Barrow only
1881 Territorial Sitka only
1880 Apr Territorial Sitka only - Lost Lost Lost Lost - Lost
1879 Oct Territorial Sitka only, excluding natives (391 pop.)
1878 Territorial Unalaska, Aleutian Islands, mainland Aleut villages of Belkofski, Micholayevsk, and Protassof (Morzhovoi) only
1870 Territorial Sitka only  - - - - - - -


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 and 1920—Free Internet census indexes to the 1900, and 1920 (partial index only) can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.

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

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 

1900 and 1920—Free Internet census indexes to the 1900, and 1920 (partial index only) can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.


Heritage Quest Online:

Census Online:

Access Genealogy:


  1. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987)[WorldCat 16509993; FHL Book 973 X2th], 24-25, Ann S. Lainhart, State Census Records (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992)[WorldCat 26517040; FHL Book X2Lai], 15-16, and Emily Anne Croom, The Genealogists Companion and Sourcebook, 2nd ed. (Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 2003)[WorldCat 52030949], 164. Digitized by Google Book at