Alaska Deaths Index Database



This section is a work in progress.  It is a database of Alaska deaths collected from a variety of sources including birth, marriage, and death records, obituaries, queries, Bible records,  genealogies, family group sheets, online databases, pedigree charts, family history articles, letters, wills, biographies, and manuscript genealogies.

No guarantee can be given as to the accuracy of the records in this database, and therefore should be accepted as a secondary source.  This data should used to record possible death dates and names.  These records may contain errors or misreported data, and users of the indexes may discover misspelled names, incorrect dates, or missing data. Again, this index should be considered only an aid in locating names and the records upon which they are based. 

Researchers finding helpful data in this index should next visit vital records and obituaries to find clues to additional details.  Additionally, you are always urged to seek the original court entry for confirmation of the data. 

Corrections can be made to this database simply by contacting me.

If you would like to submit your Alaska family deaths for any time period, please email them here. The format that is used in the database is - Full Name, Date of Death, Place of Death or Last Residence (not shown which), and any notes. I will use your email as a reference for other researchers to contact you.

Reminder, this work is a working index only and should help you search for the original record.



Death Certificates
and Where to Get Them

The state of Alaska began recording births, deaths and marriages in 1913. The Bureau of Vital Statistics has assembled an extensive collection of church records in order to create delayed birth certificates for people who did not have an official record at birth. The bureau will conduct searches of these records, but requests will be denied if the purpose is genealogical.

For births, marriage and death records after 1913, write:

Department of Health and Social Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675
Tel: 907-465-3392
Fax: 907-465-2925

For birth, marriage and death records prior to 1913, write the office above or consult the original congregation an ancestor may have been affiliated with. These earlier records will usually be ecclesiastical in nature.



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