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=== Welcome to Alaska, North to the Future  ===
 
=== 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.  
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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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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:  
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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  
 
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  
  
== Did You Know?  ==
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More than half of the coastline of the entire United States is in Alaska.{{AKDCleft}}
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.  
 
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.  
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*Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area<br>  
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*[[Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area|Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area]]<br>  
 
*[[Sitka Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Sitka]]  
 
*[[Sitka Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Sitka]]  
 
*Municipality of Skagway<br>  
 
*Municipality of Skagway<br>  
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*Wade Hampton Census Area<br>  
 
*Wade Hampton Census Area<br>  
 
*[[Wrangell Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Wrangell]]  
 
*[[Wrangell Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Wrangell]]  
*[[Yakutat Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Yakutat]][[Unorganized Borough, Alaska|Unorganized Borough]]  
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*[[Yakutat Borough, Alaska|City and Borough of Yakutat]]  
 
*Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
 
*Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
  
 
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== Research Tools  ==
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*[http://www.alaskaweb.org/ Alaska Trails to the Past]  
 
*[http://www.alaskaweb.org/ Alaska Trails to the Past]  
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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.  
 
*[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.  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Alaska.pdf BYU Research Outline for Alaska]
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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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*[[Alaska Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]  
 
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*[[Alaska Newspapers|Newspapers]]  
 
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*[[Alaska Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
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Revision as of 17:34, 13 March 2013

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.
Hand and keyboard.jpg Alaska
Online Records

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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