ExploreNorth is a site with genealogy collections and travel in Alaska, the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia.


Collections helpful for genealogy include:


Arctic & Northern History

Northern Cemeteries and Graves

    • Alaska Highway Graves & Memorials The graves of Staff Sergeant William H. Whitfield, Corporal Max Richardson, First Lieutenant Roland Small, and the Charlie Lake memorial are included.
    • Atlin, BC
      51 of the graves have been recorded so far.
    • Bennett, BC
      Photos and information from headboards, headstones and a monument in the cemetery, honouring a total of 11 people, have been posted so far.
    • Carcross, Yukon
      Many photos – page in progress….
    • Chicken, Alaska
      Far off in the forest above Chicken is a cemetery with 12-15 graves, abandoned for many decades.
    • Dawson, Yukon: Many photos of all the cemeteries – pages in progress….
      – Hillside Cemetery
      – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Cemetery
      – St. Mary’s Cemetery
      – Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) Dome Cemetery
      – Bet Chaim (House of Life) Cemetery
      – Dawson Public Cemetery
      – Masonic Cemetery
      – Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) Eighth Avenue Cemetery
      – Old Hospital Cemetery
      – Father Judge’s Grave
    • Dyea, Alaska
      A complete photo-inventory of all 52 markers in the two cemeteries.
    • Fort MacPherson, NWT
      This cemetery is famous as the last resting place of the 4 Northwest Mounted Police officers who died in 1911 – members of The Lost Patrol.
    • Fort Providence, NWT
      Photos of the memorials at the empty field where some 300 people, mostly children, were buried, and transcriptions of about half of the names.
    • Fort Selkirk, Yukon
      Many photos – pages in progress:
      – Fort Selkirk Cemetery
      – Fort Selkirk First Nation Cemetery
      – Yukon Field Force Graves
    • Fort Simpson, NWT – Sacred Heart Mission
      The Sacred Heart Mission Catholic residential school cemetery appears to be an empty lot, with a monument stating that 398 people were buried here between 1916 and 1957.
    • Forty Mile, Yukon
      There were once 5 cemeteries at Forty Mile, but only a total of 6 headboards, all in the main cemetery, are still legible.
    • Grand Forks, Yukon
      Yukon News article by Michael Gates, 2009.
    • Mayo, Yukon
      Photos of both the main Mayo Cemetery and the Na-Cho Nyäk Dun cemetery are included in this guide to the Mayo area, but no transcriptions have been done yet.
    • Skagway, Alaska
      All 3 cemeteries as well as burials in other locations near Skagway.
      – Gold Rush Cemetery
      – Pioneer Cemetery
      – Skagway Cemetery
      – Off-Cemetery Graves near Skagway
    • Stewart, BC:
      – Barney’s Gulch Cemetery (FindaGrave.com)
      – Wards Pass Cemetery
    • Telegraph Creek, BC
      Photos of both the main Telegraph Creek Cemetery and the 9 Mile cemetery are included in this guide to the Telegraph Creek Road, but no transcriptions have been done yet.
    • Whitehorse, Yukon
      – Pioneer Cemetery: ca. 800 burials 1900-1965
      – Pueblo Mine: 9 miners were trapped in a cave-in on March 21, 1917 – 6 bodies were never recovered.
      – Grey Mountain Cemetery: over 1,900 burials 1965-current (FindaGrave.com)
      – First Nations Cemeteries: one at the bottom of Two Mile Hill, one behind the hospital
      – Riverdale Cemetery: 13 burials 1958-1961, all reinterred at Grey Mountain Cemetery
    • Wilderness Graves on the Route to the Klondike
      The graves of Luc Richard, Thomas A. Barnes, Jonas Fred Whitcomb, Jr., and R. Saunders have been recorded.
    • Wilderness Graves & Memorials in the Yukon
      Solitary graves around the territory, unrelated to the Klondike Gold Rush or the construction of the Alaska Highway.

Arctic & Northern Biographies – explorers, pioneers and characters

Northern Ships & Shipping

Klondike Gold Rush

Arctic & Northern Mining

Arctic & Northern Maps & Mapping

Philately & Postal Service in the North

Crime & Policing in the North

Northern Military – historic and current

This site was created to allow genealogists and regional historians access to resource materials that we, and others, have assembled. The information posted at YukonAlaska, ExploreNorth, and RailsNorth has primarily been pulled from the 6,000-page master database compiled by Murray Lundberg.


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