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Our mission is to provide access to all available census records online. This includes both free and paid subscriptions. Our census directory can be found below. Ancestry.com has completed every name indexing of all U.S. census records 1790-1940 and the images are online. Search these in the searchbox at right.

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Alaska Census Notes

There were several Alaskan Territorial Censuses taken between 1868 and 1929.  Many of these are for the islands of St. George and St. Paul but there are some for other areas. All are incomplete. See Alaska Censuses Existing and Lost.

In 1869, an unofficial Alaskan census was taken by the US Army at Sitka. See Alaska's First Mysterious Census-Taker.

Many Alaskan residents arrived in the Alaskan ports of Eagle, Hyder, Ketchikan, Nome and Skagway.  The lists of Alaska Alien Arrivals could prove helpful in locating lost ancestors. See 1906-1949 Alien Arrivals to Alaska.

Federal Alaska census records are available to the public for census years: 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.  The earlier census schedules for 1880 and 1890 did not survive. See 1790-1940 Census Collection at Ancestry.

Alaska State census records are available for the following years: 1870, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1885, 1887, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1914, and 1917.  All of these are incomplete.

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Vital Records


Bureau of Vital Statistics
3601 C Street, Suite 128
Anchorage, Alaska

Phone: (907) 269-0991 


Bureau of Vital Statistics
615 23rd Avenue, Suite 300
Fairbanks, Alaska

Phone: (907) 452-4863


Bureau of Vital Statistics

5441 Commercial Blvd.

PO Box 110675

Juneau, Alaska 99801

Phone: (907) 465-3618

Also See

Alaska Marriage Records

Alaska Vital Records

Alaska Vital Records Information

Alaska Vital Records Links


(Territory 1912.   Statehood 1959)

Statewide Alaska Census Records Online

Alaska is divided into boroughs rather than the familiar counties most of us are accustomed to.  Free census records for Alaska are extremely scarce online.

 1870-1907 Alaska Census Records at Ancestry

 1900 Federal Census Index and 1900 Census Images

 1910 Federal Census Index

 1920 Federal Census Index

 1930 Federal Census Index at Family Search

 1940 Federal Census Index and 1940 Census Images

 Alaska Statewide Databases of Census Records & Genealogy Records


Other AK Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes

 WWI Draft Registration Cards - Files arranged alphabetically

 RootsWeb Search - The largest source of FREE genealogy data online!


AK Census Records Online by Borough

Aleutians East


Bristol Bay


Fairbanks North Star




1900 Federal Census

1910 Federal Census:

1920 Federal Census

1930 Federal Census Records Index

1930 Federal Census

Kenai Peninsula

Ketchikan Gateway

Kodiak Island

Lake and Peninsula


North Slope

Northwest Arctic

Prince of Wales


Other Records

Early Residents of Sitka

Wrangell & Stikine Area






Questions In The Census

Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online.  This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.

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 Alaska History Museums

 Alaska USGenWeb

 Klondike Gold Rush

 State Archives Links


US Census Records

 1790-1940 Census Search

 1850 Census Records Search

 1920 Census Records Search

 1930 Census Records Search

 1940 Census Records Search

 Census Search at RootsWeb

 Mortality Schedules Free Search

AK Maps

Alaska Boroughs Map

Historic Alaska Maps


Newspapers & Obituaries

Alaska Newspaper Obituaries

Alaska Newspapers

Ancestry Obituaries Search Engine


FREE Genealogy Tools

 Blank Census Forms 1790-1940

 Family Group Sheets

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 US Census Mortality Schedule Indexes


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