Genealogy: Alaska, Library and society resource list

Alaska, Library and society resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (3)

  1. Alaska Historical Society:
  2. Alaska State Archives:
  3. Alaska State Library:

University Archives and Collections (3)

  1. National Archives and Records Administration-Pacific Alaska Region (Anchorage):
  2. University of Alaska, Anchorage:
  3. University of Alaska, Fairbanks:

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (3)

  1. Anchorage-Anchorage Municipal Librairies:
  2. Juneau–Alaska State Library:
  3. Valdez–Valdez Museum and Historical Archive:

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (1)

  1. SLED – Statewide Library Electronic Doorway:

A virtual library and digital archives providing online access to information about Alaska. Services and resources such as full text articles and live home work help are included.

Digital Library Collections (8)

  1. Alaska Historical Collections:
  2. Alaska’s Digital Archives:
  3. Alaska State Library:
  4. Alaska Gold Lode:
  5. Alaska’s Gold:
  6. Alaska Virtual Library and Digital Archives Blog:
  7. Alaska Digital Archives:
  8. Hubert Wenger Eskimo Database: