Genealogical Research in Anchorage
Genealogical research in Anchorage is a little more challenging in the Great Land, as many of us have moved here from other States and countries and our roots, so to speak, are elsewhere; whereas, Native Alaskans have been here for thousands of years.
We meet on the Third Wednesday of the month, in the BP Energy Center at 900 E. Benson Blvd, from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. Please see the "Events" tab for more information.
·One of the thirteen National Archive Centers (NARA) used to be located in Anchorage. This facility closed in the summer of 2014 and records have been transferred to either Juneau (State Library) or the Seattle branch of the National Archives.
·An excellent Genealogical Section, and the Alaskan Room in the Z. J. Loussac Library.
·The Anchorage Genealogical Society (AGS) with a friendly, knowledgeable group of people who are willing to share information, tips on research, and offer support to others.
·A friendly Family History Center.
We conduct a Beginning Genealogy Class and an Intermediate Genealogy Class twice a year.
We have annual seminars in April and October featuring nationally known speakers. Recent speakers have been "Dear Mrytle;" Meagan Smolenyak; Sharon Carmack; Dan Lynch; Lloyd Bockstruck; Loretta Luce Evans; D. Joshua Taylor, Geoff Rasmussen, J. Mark Lowe, and Dr. Thomas W. Jones. The featured speaker in the spring of 2015 will be Lisa Louise Cooke.