This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Alaska. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Alaska. If you don’t have any connections to Alaska, find a Alaska resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 12/8/2013 – 12/14/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.
I have no family ties to Alaska other than a few relatives visiting there on occasion, so I will highlight a genealogy resource from Alaska. I could not find a free Alaska resource which had a lot of good on-line records. Therefore, I will highlight the various resources available at the Alaska State Library.
In the 1990s the Alaska State Library went through an effort to microfilm it’s newspapers. The Alaska Newspaper Project has microfilmed newspapers from as early as 1866. Newspapers provide a wonderful genealogy resource. See our previous blog post on newspaper genealogy.
A few Alaska Genealogy Links
- Anchorage Genealogical Society
- Alaska State Library
- Alaska State Library Genealogy Resource Guides
- Alaska Historical Society
- Alaska Digital Archives
Alaska Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank