Alaska Genealogy & LDS Family History Centers

Looking for your ancestors in Alaska? The Alaska Family History Centers are a good place to start. These research facilities are operated by the Alaska LDS Church and a team of volunteers that are highly skilled in the art of genealogy research. Whether you want access to an extensive library of microfilm and microfiche resources, print publications of every kind or computer files that provide access to even more resources, the Family History Center near you can help you get the information you need. There are a number of centers located throughout Alaska, but each facility keeps its own office hours. Contact the center to find out when it is open before you visit.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to [email protected].

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Anchorage Family History Center
2501 Maplewood St
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
(907) 277-8433
Tue-Sat 10AM-2PM, Tue-Thu 6PM-9PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Fairbanks Family History Center
1500 Cowles
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
(907) 456-1095
Tues, Weds, Thurs, 11AM to 4PM; 7PM to 9PM, Sat 11AM to 4PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Juneau Family History Center
5100 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 780-4281
Tue-Thu 7PM-9PM, Wed, Thu 10AM-2PM

Wasilla Alaska Family History Center
PO Box 870974
Wasilla, Alaska 99687
(907) 376-9774
Tues. & Thurs. 10 AM-9:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 10 AM-2 PM
Notes: Located at 901 Bogard Rd

Alaska Genealogy Resources

When we research most states we think in terms of counties or parishes but Alaska is different. They have fourteen municipalities and boroughs and thirteen native corporations as well as census enumeration districts. Because official vital records did not start until 1913 you will want to use church records as a substitute. Check on the state level for vital records after 1913. However, because of confidentiality laws, birth records become available after 100 years and marriage, death and divorce records after 50 years. Consider the history of Alaska, such as the dates of gold rushes, when trying to ascertain what records will help you learn about your ancestor.

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Dept. of Health and Social Services
5441 Commercial Blvd.
Juneau, AK 99801

Alaska State Library
PO Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571

Alaska State Archive
PO Box 110525
141 Willoughby Avenue
Juneau, AK 99811-0525

Alaska Historical Society
P.O. Box 100299
Anchorage AK 99510-0299

National Archives and Records Administration
Pacific Alaska Region
654 West Third Avenue
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-2145

Sealaska Heritage Institute
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 301
Juneau, AK 99801

Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Alaska Genealogy Websites


Alaska USGenWeb

Cyndi's List-Alaska

FamilySearch Wiki-Alaska

Alaska Record Collections

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