Alaska substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Alaska Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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US possible substitute collections with Alaska BMDs

 

See also Alaska Census Records online

See also Alaska Military Records online

See also Alaska Naturalization and Citizenship Records online

See also Alaska Probate Records online

US – Cemetery Records – Interment.net, MH

US – Cemetery Records – U.S. Veterans Burial Sites, 1775 – 2013, MH

US – Cemetery Records – BillionGraves, MH

US – Cemetery Records – BillionGraves Index, at FS, index links to images

US – Cemetery Records – Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014, at FS, index links to images

US – Cemetery Records – Find A Grave Index, at FS, index links to images

US – Cemetery Records – United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949, at FS, index & images

US – Cemetery Records – United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969, at FS, index links to images

US – Cemetery Records – United States, Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations,1768-1921, at FS, index & images

US – Newspapers – Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers, 1836-1922, MH

US – Directories – City Directories by DistantCousin Genealogy, MH

US – Obituaries – Tributes.com, MH

US – Obituaries – United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011, at FS, index links to images

US – Obituaries – United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014, at FS, index & images

US – Passport – United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925, MH

US – Pension Records – United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, at FS, index & images

US – Pension Records – United States Index to Indian Wars Pension Files, 1892-1926, at FS, index & images

US – Pension Records – United States Old War Pension Index, 1815-1926, at FS, index & images

US – Pension Records – United States Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872, at FS, index & images

 

 

Alaska statewide possible substitute BMD collections

See also Alaska Census Records online

See also Alaska Military Records online

See also Alaska Naturalization and Citizenship Records online

See also Alaska Probate Records online

 

Alaska – Record of funeral, 1907-1937, at FS

Alaska – Alaska obituaries, 1985-2014, at FS

Alaska – Obituaries from Alaska Weekly and Alaska Sportsman, at FS

Alaska – Alaska, Pioneer Home discharge index, 1913-1958, at FS, index links to images

Alaska – Alaska, mixed vital records, 1916-1929, at FS

Alaska – Census Records

Alaska – Coroner’s Records – Alaska, coroner’s inquests, 1904-1959, at FS

Alaska – Coroner’s Records – Alaska, State Archives (Juneau), Coroner’s Inquests, 1913-1958, at FS, index links to images

Alaska – Workhouse – Alaska, Pioneer Home discharge index, 1913-1958, at FS, index links to images

Alaska – Obituaries – AKGenWeb Archives Obituaries, at AKGenWeb

Alaska – Workhouse – Pioneer Home Records – A – B and C – D and E – G and H – L and M – O and P – S and T – Z, at AKGenWeb

 

 

 

Alaska substitute collections with possible birth, marriage, and death info

See also Alaska Census Records online

See also Alaska Military Records online

See also Alaska Naturalization and Citizenship Records online

See also Alaska Probate Records online

 

Aleutian Islands – Church Records – AKGenWeb Archives Church Records, at AKGenWeb Archives 

Aleutian Islands – Native Races – Census of Unalaska and Aleutian Villages, Alaska, March, 1878

Anchorage – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemetery Records, at AKGenWeb Archives 

Anchorage – Cemeteries – The Cemetery Book : an Indexe[d] Compilation of People Interred in Cemeteries Located in the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage – Newspapers – Alaska, Anchorage, Newspapers : Anchorage Daily News (selections Only), 1970-1980

Anchorage – Obituaries – AKGenWeb Archives Obituaries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Bethel-Wade Hampton Area – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemetery Records, at AKGenWeb Archives 

Bethel-Wade Hampton Area – Church Records – AKGenWeb Archives Church Records, at AKGenWeb Archives  

Bethel-Wade Hampton Area – Obituaries – AKGenWeb Archives Obituaries Records, at AKGenWeb Archives

Chicken – Cemeteries – Alaska, Chicken, Steel Creek, Franklin Burial Removal Permits, 1922-1933

Cordova – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemeteries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Cordova – Cemeteries – Alaska, Cordova Burial Removal Records, 1915-1961

Denali Borough – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemeteries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Fairbanks – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemeteries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Fairbanks – Cemeteries – Alaska, Chicken, Steel Creek, Franklin Burial Removal Permits, 1922-1933

Fairbanks – Funeral Homes – Names of Persons Who Died in Fairbanks, Alaska, with Dates of Death and Funeral, 1933-1941 : in Some Instances the Bodies Were Shipped to the Lower 48 States for Burial, As Indicated

Fairbanks – Obituaries – AKGenWeb Archives Obituaries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Franklin – Cemeteries – Alaska, Chicken, Steel Creek, Franklin Burial Removal Permits, 1922-1933

Haines Borough – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemeteries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Haines Borough – Obituaries – AKGenWeb Archives Obituaries, at AKGenWeb Archives 

Juneau – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records, Juneau, Alaska : Covering the Period of 2 January 1898 Through 20 March 1964

Juneau – Funeral Homes – Funeral Records, Juneau, Alaska, Master Index : to the Funeral Records Of: The C. W. Young Company, Mortuary; The Juneau-Young Company, Mortuary; and The Charles W. Carter Mortuary, Covering the Period of 2 January 1898 Thru 20 March 1964

Juneau – Medical Records – Alaska, Juneau Saint Ann’s Hospital Birth Records, 1913-1947, at FS

Kenai Peninsula – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemeteries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Kenai Peninsula – Church Records – AKGenWeb Archives Church, at AKGenWeb Archives 

Kotzube – Cemeteries – Kotzebue Alaska – Friends Cemeteries : Martha Hadley’s Diary

Matanuska-Susitna Borough – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemeteries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Matanuska-Susitna Borough – Obituaries – AKGenWeb Archives Obituaries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Misc/Unknown Borough – Church Records –  AKGenWeb Archives Church, at AKGenWeb Archives 

Nome – Church Records – AKGenWeb Archives Church, at AKGenWeb Archives  

Nome – Obituaries – AKGenWeb Archives Obituaries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Seward – Newspapers – Index to the Seward Gateway, a Newspaper, 1904-1910

Sitka – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemeteries, at AKGenWeb Archives

Sitka – Cemeteries – National Cemetery Records, Sitka, Alaska

Sitka – Church Records – AKGenWeb Archives Church, at AKGenWeb Archives  

Sitka – Medical Records – Alaska Pioneer’s Home, at FS

Sitka – Medical Records – Alaska, Pioneer Home Discharge Index, 1913-1958, at FS

Skagway – Medical Records – Alaska, Skagway, Hospital Birth Records, 1908-1937, at FS

Skagway – Medical Records – Alaska, Skagway, Probate, Sanity Hearings, and Guardianship Records, 1898-1960, at FS

Unalaska – Native Races – Census of Unalaska and Aleutian Villages, Alaska, March, 1878

Valdez – Cemeteries – AKGenWeb Archives Cemeteries, at AKGenWeb Archives

 

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