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) is
located in Anchorage. (Closure of the facility will occur in the fall of 2014).
·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, and J. Mark Lowe. The featured speaker in the fall of 2014 will be Dr. Thomas W. Jones. The featured speaker in the spring of 2015 will be Lisa Louise Cooke.