Juneau Borough, Alaska Genealogy

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Revision as of 02:05, 10 April 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Alaska Gotoarrow.pngJuneau Borough

Juneau Borough, Alaska
Map of Alaska highlighting Juneau Borough
Location in the state of Alaska
Founded 1970
County Seat
Address Juneau, City and Borough
Manager's Office
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska, 99801
Phone: 907-586-5240 http://www.juneau.org/


Consolidated City-Borough Office


Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Juneau, Alaska

Parent Borough

Boundary Changes

1970: The City of Juneau and City of Douglas were unified into the City and Borough of Juneau.

Record Loss

Juneau, AK Courthouse and Jail Fire, Jan 1898

Jail Delivery At Juneau.

Tacoma, Washington, Feb. 5.-Fire destroyed the Court House and jail at Juneau Sunday night. All records were lost. No one was injured. Fourteen prisoners had to be released and made their escape. Some were recaptured.

The New York Times, New York, NY 6 Feb 1898

Fire At Juneau.

The Government Building and Records are Destroyed.

Victoria, B.C., February 5.-A special from Juneau, Alaska, says: The most severe conflagration that ever occurred in Alaska, next to the burning of Baranoff Castle, the old Russia Capitol building at Sitka March 17, 1894, visited Juneau, January 31.

The Government building and court house, occupying the most conspicuous elevation in the city, was burned to the ground. Nearly all the Government records were lost. A heavy gale was blowing and no fire department on earth, leaving out of consideration the two-hose carts that Juneau has, could have extinguished the castle of roaring fire.

The illumination was seen for forty miles up Lynn Canal, and it lighted up beautifully the surrounding mountains of snow.

The Evening News, San Jose, CA 5 Feb 1898

No Records Destroyed.

Seattle, Feb. 5.-Advices received here to-day from Juneau, Alaska, on the steamer City of Seattle, state that there were no records destroyed by the burning of the court house. The safe containing them was saved. The fire originated in the marshal’s office and was caused by the explosion of a lamp.

Butte Weekly Miner, Butte, ID 10 Feb 1898


Populated Places

Neighboring Boroughs and Census Areas


Archives and Libraries


Church History and Records

Court Records



Land and Property


Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers



  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Juneau City and Borough p. 48. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.