Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index and images of birth, marriage, and death records from the Alaska State Archives. 

This collection includes:

  • Alaska births (1816 to 1912)

  • Alaska marriages (1816 to 1959)

  • and Alaska deaths (1816-1959)


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.



What Can I Learn from Alaska Vital Records?


Birth records may include:

  • Name of child
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Race
  • Number of child in family
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Name of father
  • Age of parents
  • Residences of parents
  • Birth places of parents
  • Occupation of father
  • Live or stillbirth
  • Cause of stillbirth
  • Informant


Marriage records may include:

  • Names of groom and bride
  • Place of residence
  • Date of marriage
  • Place of marriage
  • Age
  • Race
  • Birthplace
  • Occupation
  • Previous marriages
  • Witnesses
  • Marriage officiator


Death records may include:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of burial
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Physical description
  • Marriage status
  • Cause of death
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Relatives names
  • Informant
  • Name of undertaker



How Can Vital Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With vital records information you may be able to:

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to search census records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in county records



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