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:''This article is about the northwestern U.S. state. For other uses, see [[Alaska (disambiguation)]].''
 
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''[[United States]] > Alaska''
 
  
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<br> ''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Alaska|Alaska]]''
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=== Welcome to Alaska, Land of the Midnight Sun ===
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=== Welcome to Alaska, North to the Future ===
  
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<br>An index that gives references to over 1,800 members of the Alaska Pioneer Organization is A Guide to the Pathfinder: A Monthly Journal of the Pioneers of Alaska, 1919-1926. Click here for a link to the Alaska State Library where the information is housed.
  
An index that gives references to over 1,800 members of the Alaska Pioneer Organization is A Guide to the Pathfinder: A Monthly Journal of the Pioneers of Alaska, 1919-1926. Click here for a link to the Alaska State Library where the information is housed.
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== Featured Content  ==
 
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The National Archives has land-entry case files and a card index to 1908 containing only 56 cash entries and 133 homestead patents for the entire state. Patents, tract books, and township plats are at:  
 
The National Archives has land-entry case files and a card index to 1908 containing only 56 cash entries and 133 homestead patents for the entire state. Patents, tract books, and township plats are at:  
  
Bureau of Land Management<br>222 W. 7th Ave. #13 <br>Anchorage AK 99513-7599<br>Telephone 907-271-5555 <br>Fax 907-272-3430 <br>Internet: http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en.html
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Bureau of Land Management<br>222 W. 7th Ave. #13 <br>Anchorage AK 99513-7599<br>Telephone 907-271-5555 <br>Fax 907-272-3430 <br>Internet: http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en.html  
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== Did You Know?  ==
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More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.
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== Jurisdictions  ==
  
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The U.S. state of Alaska is not divided into counties, as 48 other states are (Louisiana having parishes instead), but it is divided into boroughs. Many of the more densely populated parts of the state are part of Alaska's eighteen boroughs, which function somewhat similarly to counties in other states. However, unlike county-equivalents in the other 49 states, the boroughs do not cover the entire land area of the state. The area not part of any borough is referred to as the unorganized borough.
  
More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.
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For the 1970 census, the U.S. Census Bureau, in cooperation with the state, divided the unorganized borough into 11 census areas, each roughly corresponding to an election district. However, these areas exist solely for the purposes of statistical analysis and presentation. They have no government of their own. Boroughs and census areas are both treated as county-level equivalents by the Census Bureau.<ref>{{wpd|Alaska_counties#Census_areas_in_the_Unorganized_Borough|Census areas in the Unorganized Borough}}</ref><br>
  
== Jurisdictions ==
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*[[Aleutians East Borough, Alaska|Aleutians East]]  
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*[[Aleutians East Borough, Alaska|Aleutians East Borough]]  
*[[Anchorage Borough, Alaska|Anchorage]]  
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*Aleutians West Census Area<br>
*[[Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska|Bristol Bay]]  
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*[[Anchorage Borough, Alaska|Municipality of Anchorage]]  
*[[Denali Borough, Alaska|Denali]]  
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*Bethel Census Area<br>
*[[Fairbanks North Star Borough|Fairbanks North Star]]  
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*[[Bristol Bay Borough, Alaska|Bristol Bay Borough]]  
*[[Haines Borough, Alaska|Haines]]  
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*[[Denali Borough, Alaska|Denali Borough]]  
*[[Juneau Borough, Alaska|Juneau]]
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*Dillingham Census Area<br>
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*[[Fairbanks North Star Borough|Fairbanks North Star Borough]]  
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*[[Haines Borough, Alaska|Haines Borough]]<br>
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*Hoonah-Angoon Census Area
  
 
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*[[Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska|Kenai Peninsula]]  
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*[[Juneau Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Juneau]] <br>
*[[Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska|Ketchikan Gateway]]  
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*[[Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska|Kenai Peninsula Borough]]  
*[[Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska|Kodiak Island]]  
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*[[Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska|Ketchikan Gateway Borough]]  
*[[Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska|Lake and Peninsula]]  
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*[[Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska|Kodiak Island Borough]]  
*[[Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska|Matanuska-Susitna]]  
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*[[Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska|Lake and Peninsula Borough]]  
*[[North Slope Borough, Alaska|North Slope]]  
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*[[Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska|Matanuska-Susitna Borough]]  
*[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska|Northwest Arctic]]
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*Nome Census Area<br>
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*[[North Slope Borough, Alaska|North Slope Borough]]  
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*[[Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska|Northwest Arctic Borough]]  
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*Petersburg Census Area
  
 
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*[[Skagway Borough, Alaska|Skagway]]  
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*[[Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area|Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area]]<br>
*[[Sitka Borough, Alaska|Sitka]]  
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*[[Sitka Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Sitka]]  
*[[Wrangell Borough, Alaska|Wrangell]]  
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*Municipality of Skagway<br>
*[[Yakutat Borough, Alaska|Yakutat]]  
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*Southeast Fairbanks Census Area<br>
*[[Unorganized Borough, Alaska|Unorganized]]
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*[[Unorganized Borough, Alaska|Unorganized Borough]]<br>
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*Valdez-Cordova Census Area<br>
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*Wade Hampton Census Area<br>
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*[[Wrangell Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Wrangell]]  
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*[[Yakutat Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Yakutat]]  
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*Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
  
 
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Note: The counties in Alaska are named boroughs, rather than the counties.
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*[http://www.alaskaweb.org/ Alaska Trails to the Past]
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].  
 
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*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Alaska/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Alaska/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
*[http://www.akgenweb.org// The Alaska GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb| USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.
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*[http://www.akgenweb.org// The Alaska GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Alaska.pdf BYU Research Outline for Alaska]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/alaskagenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Alaska]
  
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This article is about the northwestern U.S. state. For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation).


United States go to Alaska

Welcome to Alaska, North to the Future

Alaska.jpg Alaska flag.png


An index that gives references to over 1,800 members of the Alaska Pioneer Organization is A Guide to the Pathfinder: A Monthly Journal of the Pioneers of Alaska, 1919-1926. Click here for a link to the Alaska State Library where the information is housed.

Featured Content

The National Archives has land-entry case files and a card index to 1908 containing only 56 cash entries and 133 homestead patents for the entire state. Patents, tract books, and township plats are at:

Bureau of Land Management
222 W. 7th Ave. #13
Anchorage AK 99513-7599
Telephone 907-271-5555
Fax 907-272-3430
Internet: http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en.html

Did You Know?

More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.

Jurisdictions

The U.S. state of Alaska is not divided into counties, as 48 other states are (Louisiana having parishes instead), but it is divided into boroughs. Many of the more densely populated parts of the state are part of Alaska's eighteen boroughs, which function somewhat similarly to counties in other states. However, unlike county-equivalents in the other 49 states, the boroughs do not cover the entire land area of the state. The area not part of any borough is referred to as the unorganized borough.

For the 1970 census, the U.S. Census Bureau, in cooperation with the state, divided the unorganized borough into 11 census areas, each roughly corresponding to an election district. However, these areas exist solely for the purposes of statistical analysis and presentation. They have no government of their own. Boroughs and census areas are both treated as county-level equivalents by the Census Bureau.[1]

Denali BoroughNorth Slope BoroughNorthwest Arctic BoroughNomeWade HamptonBethelDillinghamBristol BayAleutians WestAleutians East BoroughLake and Peninsula BoroughKodiak Island BoroughKenai Peninsula BoroughMatanuska-Susitna BoroughAnchorage BoroughValdez-CordovaSoutheast FairbanksYukon-KoyukukFairbanks North StarYakutat BoroughHaines BoroughSkagway-Hoonah-AngoonSkagway-Hoonah-AngoonJuneau BoroughSitka BoroughWrangell-PetersburgPrince of Wales-Outer KetchikanKetchikan Gateway BoroughPrince of Wales-Outer KetchikanAlaska-county-map.gif


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