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Available and Lost Census Schedules

ALASKA:  Existing and Lost Federal Census Schedules[1]
  Population Schedules Vets Slave Mortal Agricu Indust Defect
1870 Jun 1 No federal census exists.            
1880 Jun 1 No federal census exists.            
1890 Jun 2 No federal census exists.            
1900 Jun 1 Exist for all districts.            
1910 Apr 15 Exist for all divisions.            
1920 Jan 1 Exist for all divisions.            
1930 Apr 1 Exist for all divisions.            

Availability

1900 and 1920—Free Internet census indexes to the 1900, and 1920 (partial index only) can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search. The 1900 shows every name listed on the census; the partial 1920 index in not yet complete, but will eventually show every name. The 1900 index is also linked to census images including information about each person’s residence, age, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

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:  http://www.ancestry.com . 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. 

Indexes

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 and 1920—Free Internet census indexes to the 1900, and 1920 (partial index only) can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.

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 

1900 and 1920—Free Internet census indexes to the 1900, and 1920 (partial index only) can be viewed on the FamilySearch Record Search.

Ancestry:  http://www.ancestry.com

Heritage Quest Online:  http://www.heritagequestonline.com

Census Online:  http://www.census-online.com/links/AK/

Access Genealogy:  http://www.accessgenealogy.com/census/alaska.htm

Sources

  1. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 24-25.

 

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