Anchorage Genealogical Society
Anchorage Genealogical Society
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Anchorage Resources
  Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery
  "Welcome to the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. This is where some of Alaska's most notable sons and daughters are buried and where we honor our glorious history. The cemetery was established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1915 and the 22 acres includes ten private tracts and ten public tracts. The Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery serves as a tribute to the many people who have made Alaska famous throughout the world. Please join us at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery and revisit a part of the heritage of Anchorage and Alaska."
  Angelus Memorial Park
  Angelus Memorial Park, also known as Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, is located in Anchorage, Alaska. Address: 440 East Klatt Road, Anchorage, AK 99515.Phone: (907) 344-1311
  Z. J. Loussac Library Genealogy-Related Items
  This link opens to: "Your Web2 session has expired. Please 'Click here' to return to the main screen." Click on the purple lettered "Click here" and then on "Loussac" from the drop-down list. This opens to the Z. J. Loussac's SEARCH page. To obtain a complete listing of all Genealogy-related items in this library, go to section called "Call Number Search," enter: GEN-R, and then hit the "Find" button. You can also search for specific items by completing the information in the "Advanced Search" section of this page.
Alaska Resources
  Alaska Bureau of Vital Records
  "The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics is responsible for managing vital records in the State of Alaska which include birth, death, fetal death, divorce and marriage certificate data, along with reports of adoption."
  Alaska GenWeb
  This site is put together by a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in Alaska. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone.
  Alaskana Resources
  "The Alaska Collection at Loussac Library contains over 20,000 books on Alaska and the North, including rare books, maps and manuscripts. Alaska state and Anchorage municipal documents as well as CD-ROM databases with polar and Alaskan information are also available."
  National Archives Branch in Anchorage
  The Anchorage facility has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, among them: Federal population censuses for all States, 1790-1930 (including indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920); over 500 census index books for the years 1790-1870, with some gaps; military service records; pension and bounty land warrant applications; passenger arrival records; Indian censuses; and naturalization records.
Alaska & Native American Links
  Alaska Native Heritage Center
  The Alaska Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and museum in Anchorage, is an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska's first people. At the center, a sharing of the rich heritage of Alaska's eleven cultural groups takes place by drawing upon the lifeways of long ago, the wisdom of the elders, and the traditions that endure. The cultural center and museum is designed to enhance self-esteem among Native people and to encourage cross-cultural exchanges among all people.
  Native American Nations
  Information on individual Native Nations, including Alaskan Tribes. The Nations are listed alphabetically.
Alaska Historical Societies
  Alaska Historical Society
  "The Alaska Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the promotion of Alaska history by the exchange of ideas and information, the preservation and interpretation of resources, and the education of Alaskans about their heritage."
  Palmer Historical Society
  "The Palmer Historical Society, incorporated in 1986, extends a warm welcome to you during your visit to our WEB site! Our historical society is dedicated to our hometown of Palmer, Alaska, a special place, nestled in the beautiful Matanuska Valley and surrounded by the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountains. We are truly a hometown kind of community."
  Sitka Historical Society and Museum
  "Distinguished research library of extensive manuscripts and photographs are of international importance and an important cultural asset. Access to research collections is by appointment only."
  Tanana-Yukon Historical Society
  "The Tanana Yukon Historical Society: Taking Fairbank's Past into the Future through Education, Advocacy, and Preservation. Join us to Celebrate and Preserve Interior Alaska’s History."
U.S. Resources
  Bureau of Land Management Records
  This site provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present. It also has images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810. Due to organization of documents in the GLO collection, this site does not currently contain every Federal title record issued for the Public Land States.
  Daughters Of The American Revolution
  "The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 175,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. NSDAR is exempt from Federal income taxes under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and receives no government funding."
  Library of Congress
  "The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections."
  Missouri State Death Records 1910-1960
  State of Missouri Vital Statistics site where you can currently download “Free” death and birth records for 1910-1960.
  National Society Sons Of The American Revolution
  "The Sons of the American Revolution is the leading male lineage society that perpetuates the ideals of the war for independence. As a historical, educational, and patriotic, non-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, we seek to maintain and expand the meaning of patriotism, respect for our national symbols, the value of American citizenship, and the unifying force of "e pluribus unum" that was created from the people of many nations -- one nation and one people."
  New England Historical and Genealogical Society
  "Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country's leading resource for family history research. We help build knowledge, skills, and understanding of your family and its place in history. Today we provide more than 25,000 members worldwide with access to some of the most important and valuable genealogical resources anywhere. Whether your family came to this country in the 17th century or the 20th century, NEHGS offers access to an incredible collection of primary materials and other resources that can make your research productive and rewarding."
  U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
  The USCIS Genealogy Program is a fee-for-service program providing family historians and other researchers with timely access to historical immigration and naturalization records of deceased immigrants.
  U.S. GenWeb
  "Welcome to The USGenWeb Project!" This site is put together by a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. "Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well."
International Resources
  Ancestry.com
  This is a Fee-based website that contains thousands of searchable collections of records from around the world. Ancestry.com has spent more than a decade building the world’s largest online family history resource — including historical records, photos, stories, family trees and a collaborative community of millions.
  Beginning Genealogy Tips and Links
  Don't let the "Tree Removal" at the top of this page fool you! There are some GREAT tips and links on this page. This site is courtesy of Mary Lowe. Thank you Mary!
  Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites (Extensive!)
  This site has just been updated (June, 2011) and some of the things that it contains include: A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet; a list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online; a free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research; and a "card catalog" to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet. Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.
  Family History Center
  "The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than 3 billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world."
  Find-A-Grave
  "Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience. Find a Grave memorials may contain rich content including pictures, biographies and more specific information. Members can leave remembrances via ‘virtual flowers' on the memorials they visit, completing the virtual cemetery experience. Find A Grave is a resource for anyone in finding the final disposition of family, friends, and ‘famous' individuals."
  FREE Genealogy Tools
  This site has a “ton of free resources that are incredibly valuable and not very well-known. . . Each new post will explore a new site you can use to research your family’s origins in great depth.”
  Linkpendium
  Linkpendium is being developed by Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich, founders of the extremely popular RootsWeb genealogical community site. This search engine lets you search up to 2,648,502 pages of free genealogical data with a single query!
  Military Genealogy and Records
  This site was sent to me by Alana, a local student. The site gives some great tips on how you can determine if your ancestor/relative served in the Armed Forces, and it also has a very helpful list of links for more information.
  Mocavo: Genealogy Specific Search Engine
  Mocavo.com crawls websites similar to the way Google does, except it focuses on FREE genealogy content—making it easier for you to find relevant family history information on the web.
  MyTree.com
  This site includes very interesting articles. For instance, one of the articles, written by Cindy Carman, is entitled: “5 Tips for Overcoming The Curse of The Common Surname.” This same article includes links to FREE Timeline Forms. When you reach the "Home" page, click on Resources and you will see a list of "FREE" items.
  Stephen P. Morse' List of One-Step Tools
  A One-Step portal for on-line genealogy searching. The One-Step website is broken down into sixteen sections. To review the list of sections, simply click this link.
  Surname Research
  This world family name mapping website uses many new and up to date sources to tell you where in the world people with your family name are found. Additionally, it provides lots of interesting facts and figures about the people who share your family name.
  "Who Do You Think You Are?"
  "NBC's acclaimed alternative series "Who Do You Think You Are?" follows some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family trees. From the trenches of the Civil War to the shores of the Caribbean, and from the valleys of Virginia to the island nations of Australia and Ireland, each episode will reveal surprising, inspiring and sometimes tragic stories that are often linked to events in American and international history."
Genealogy Publications
  Family Chronicle Magazine
  "Family Chronicle is a how-to magazine for tracing your ancestors. People who are trying to discover their family roots know that there is no \"master plan\" that tells you how to conduct your research. While some ancestral lines can be traced back several generations with relatively little effort, others can only be discovered after painstaking research. Family Chronicle recognizes that there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of different records and methods that may apply to your own research."
  Family Tree Magazine
  "America’s #1 family history magazine, is the leading how-to publication for those who want to discover, preserve and celebrate their roots. It covers all areas of potential interest to family history enthusiasts, reaching beyond strict genealogy research to include ethnic heritage, family reunions, memoirs, oral history, scrapbooking, historical travel and other ways that families connect with their pasts. Family Tree Magazine strives to provide engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that empowers readers to take the next steps in the quest for their pasts—with a beginner-friendly approach that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do. In addition to our bimonthly magazine, we produce a free weekly e-mail newsletter, a free monthly podcast, three blogs, online video tutorials, CDs and digital downloads."
  101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2011
  Compiled by Family Tree Magazine.
  101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2012
  Compiled by Family Tree Magazine.
  101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2013
  Compiled by Family Tree Magazine.
Genealogical Societies
  Fairbanks Genealogical Society
  The Fairbanks Genealogical Society was established on May 9, 1973, to organize and support individuals in the Fairbanks area interested in genealogy research. Its mission is to provide assistance to others with ancestry in Alaska and to locate, preserve, and make genealogical and historical sources available for future generations. This web site has been established as part of that mission. In these pages, you'll find information about the society, its members, and links to online databases for finding the "Sourdough" in your lineage.
  Federation of Genealogical Societies
  "FGS was founded in 1976 and represents the members of hundreds of genealogical societies. The Federation of Genealogical Societies links the genealogical community by: serving the needs of its member societies, providing products and services needed by member societies, and marshaling the resources of its member organizations. FGS links the genealogical community by helping genealogical societies strengthen and grow. To do this, FGS publishes FORUM magazine, filled with articles pertaining to society management and genealogical news. FGS also publishes an extensive series of Society Strategy Papers, covering topics about effectively operating a genealogical society. FGS also links the genealogical community through its annual conference -- four days of excellent lectures, including one full day devoted to society management topics."
  The Gastineau Genealogy Society (Juneau, AK)
  The Society is named after Gastineau Channel, an inland arm of the Pacific Ocean, which separates Douglas Island from the mainland on which Juneau lies. The society has monthly meetings in Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr & May; then Sept/Oct & Nov. The meetings are held at the Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (on Glacier Highway across from Grants Plaza) – but we are not ‘affiliated’ with the Church.
  National Genealogical Society
  NGS' Mission is to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records. History: NGS is more than a century old! The National Genealogical Society was organized in Washington, DC, in 1903.
Genealogy Fun
  "Grave Humor"
  Funny, ironic, and ridiculous tombstones.