The Alaska State Library hosts several historical collections for Alaska and the Yukon Territory including historic newspapers, biographies of pioneers, and Alaska genealogy guides.
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Alaska Sportsman/Alaska Magazine: “End of the Trail” obituaries
- “End of the Trail” is a column in Alaska Sportsman/Alaska magazine noting deaths of prominent/important Alaskans. The header of the column is: “Notices in this column, because of space, are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene. We cannot print all death notices, and answering submissions of death notices is likewise impossible. In calling deaths to our attention, please give name, place of death, age, any unusual or interesting aspects of the person’s life and immediate next of kin surviving. Other details are not required.”
- A-Z spreadsheet
- By last name (PDF breakdown by letter):
Alaska Newspaper Indexes, some births, marriages, deaths
- Guide to Alaska Newspapers on Microfilm (PDF)
- Juneau, Alaska: Funeral Records Master Index, January 1898 — March 1964
- Index for Biographies of Alaska-Yukon Pioneers, 1850-1950, v. 1-5.
- Index to names found in Alaska Searchlight – “This index was created from a handwritten card file of personal names. Names include companies and business names. Seven issues were discovered and microfilmed during the Alaska Newspaper Project (1992-1998) that were not included in this index. Approximately thirteen issues are believed to be still missing.”
- Index to cover photographs of Alaskan Sportsman magazine
- Index to photographers of Alaska, by Candace Waugaman
- Index to mining-related articles in Ketchikan newspapers (PDF)
- Index to Alaska Gold Rush Pioneers of the Juneau-Douglas Area 1880-1921.
Published by: Juneau Pioneers of Alaska Igloo and Auxiliary No. 6 Juneau, Alaska
- Index to Alaska Free Press – “The index provides a great resource for locating information about the Natives, early pioneers, births, marriages, deaths, businesses, housing, passenger lists, mining, court proceedings, many topic articles, etc.”
- Index to Alaska Weekly and Alaska Sportsman obituaries
- Anchorage Times Obituary Index: 1915-1965
- Anchorage Times Obituary Index: 1966-1980
Alaskan Genealogy Guides
- Alaska State Library Resource Guides – links to more record sources
- Gold Rush Task Force Genealogy Guide
Books about Alaska that are no longer published
- Some Books About Alaska: 2000
- Some Books About Alaska: 1999
- Some Books About Alaska: 1998
- Some Books About Alaska: 1997
- Some Books About Alaska: 1996
- Some Books About Alaska: 1995
- Some Books About Alaska: 1994
- Douglas City
- Seward Gateway, 1904-1905
- Daily Gateway, 1905
- Seward Daily Gateway, 1905-1914
- The Seward Gateway, 1914-1917
- The Seward Gateway and The Alaska Evening Post, 1917-1918
- The Seward Gateway Daily Edition, and the Alaska Weekly Post, 1918-1920
- The Seward Gateway, 1920-1922
- The Nome Nugget, 1901-1906
- The Nome Daily Nugget, 1906-1918
- The Nome Tri-Weekly Nugget, 1918-1919
- The Nome Nugget, 1919-1922
- “Published by: Juneau Pioneers of Alaska Igloo and Auxiliary No. 6 Juneau, Alaska.” this link should download to your computer, the link is: www.library.state.ak.us/hist/hist_docs/indexes/Pioneers_Of_Juneau-Douglas_Mining%20Families_Index.doc
- A searchable archive of photographs and other primary source documents, principally covering the Alaskan Territorial period, 1867 to 1959. An ongoing collaborative effort of the Alaska State Library, UAA, and UAF.
- Primary source materials from Alaska’s Gold Rush enhanced with questions, suggested activities and a teacher’s resources packet. Includes diaries, newspapers, maps, photographs, government documents, and more.
Alaska’s Gold Lode – Located within Alaska’s Gold
- This is a larger selection of documents related to the Alaska’s Gold project themes. It is a virtual archives/library consisting of documents and materials associated with the Klondike and Alaska gold rushes selected from the Alaska State Library’s Alaska Historical Collections, the Alaska State Archives, and the Alaska State Museum.
- The story of Alaska’s flag
- Celebrates Alaska’s Gold Rush Centennial (1994-2004) by providing a sampling of the photographs from 1893-1916.
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