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1900-1930 Census--The Family History Library has the U.S. federal censuses for Alaska for 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. They are also available online at Ancestry: . Federal census records are found at the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The United States Research Outline provides more detailed information about these records. 

Historical Background

1959--Alaska became a state. 


1870-1907 Indexes--Miscellaneous censuses of parts of the Aleutian Islands have been indexed in:

  •  Jackson, Ronald Vern. Alaska Census Records, 1870-1907. Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1976. (Family History Library book 979.8 X22j).

1900, 1920 Indexes--Soundex (phonetic) indexes are available on microfilm for the 1900 and 1920 censuses.

Special Censuses

Alaska does not have mortality or other special censuses.

State Censuses

1870--State census records are available.

1878--State census records are available.

1879--State census records are available.

1881--State census records are available.

1885--State census records are available.

1887--State census records are available.

1890-1895--State census records are available.

1904-1907--State census records are available.

1914--State census records are available.

1917--State census records are available.

Territorial Censuses

1870-1880 Territorial Census--In addition to the federal censuses, the 1870 and 1880 territorial censuses of Sitka have been published (Family History Library film 982047). These censuses include information on the entire household. 

Web Sites 


Heritage Quest Online:

Census Online:

Access Genealogy:


Alaska Research Outline. Salt Lake City, Utah: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Family History Department,1998, 2001.


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