Alaska Birth & Death Vital Records

Alaska birth death recordsState Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
State Flower: Forget Me Not
State Name Language of Origin: Aleut via Russian
State Name Meaning: Mainland; the object towards with the action of the sea is directed
Admission to Union: 21553
Source: Wikipedia

On March 30, 1867, the United States and Russia signed a treaty to transfer Alaska to the United States. The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics is responsible for managing state vital records, including birth, death, fetal death, divorce, and marriage certificate data, along with reports of adoption. Alaska birth records are confidential until 100 years after the event; Alaska death records become public records 50 years after the event. Extensive church records have been compiled to create delayed birth certificates for people who did not have an official record at birth. Records are available to family members and their legal representatives who have valid photo identification. Payment may be made by personal check or money order only. All vital records prior to 1913 might be available from the original congregation an ancestor was affiliated with and will be ecclesiastical in nature.

For more information on Alaska vital records, visit Alaska Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Alaska Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Health & Social Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
5441 Commercial Blvd
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-465-3391
Fax: 907-465-3618
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Birth records are strictly confidential until they become public records which is 100 years after the event. The Bureau of Vital Statistics maintains offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau (see web page).
Record Access Requirements: Person requesting must be a parent or guardian or give a justifying reason for request. No adoption information will be given except according to statute.
Search Note: Also, include a daytime phone number. Direct questions to BVSOFFICE@health.state.ak.us.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Health & Social Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
5441 Commercial Blvd
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-465-3391
Fax: 907-465-3618
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: The Bureau of Vital Statistics maintains offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau. The web page gives the address, phone number and directions for each location.
Record Access Requirements: If you are not the spouse, parent, child, or sibling of the deceased person, a letter or document from the office or the agency that needs the death certificate must be submitted with the request. Records are public after 50 years.
Note: Also, include a daytime phone number. Direct questions to BVSOFFICE@health.state.ak.us.

Records Available: State Archives
Department of Education
Alaska State Archives
141 Willoughby Ave
Juneau, AK 99801-1720
Phone: 907-465-2270
Fax: 907-465-2465
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-5PM
Note: Email questions to archives@educ.state.ak.us

Alaska County Birth & Death Vital Records

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