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Genealogical Research In Anchorage, Alaska
Genealogical research is a little more challenging in the Great Land. We are hours - even days - away from anywhere else, our branch of the National Archives was moved to Seattle, and many of us have come here from other States and countries, leaving our ancestral roots far behind. Even "locals" and Native Alaskans face unique hurdles in researching past generations. AGS is committed to providing a supportive, educational, group for family historians and professional genealogists alike.
We meet on the Third Wednesday of the month, in the BP Energy Center at 900 E. Benson Blvd, from 7:00 pm. to 8:45 pm. (The Energy Center is the smaller green building behind the BP Tower.) The Public is WELCOME!
Please see the "Events" tab for more information.
Local Resources in Anchorage
- The Anchorage Genealogical Society (AGS), with monthly meetings, and a friendly, knowledgeable group of people willing to share information and technical tips on research, and to offer support to others.
- A friendly LDS Family History Center. Experienced volunteers are on hand to assist with computers, microfilm/fiche and readers, and most major on-line genealogy resources. This service is available free of charge to the public. Church affiliation is not necessary. Call 907-277-8433 before you go. Open times vary depending on staffing.
- Informational Genealogy Classes - Free and open to the public classes covering a variety of genealogical topics are held every 4th Saturday, from Autumn to late Spring. Classes are held at the Family History Center, Institute Building, 2501 Maplewood Drive, Anchorage.
ANNUAL SPRING SEMINAR
AGS sponsors an annual all day seminar featuring nationally known speakers. Some of speakers in the past have included: "Dear Mrytle" or Pat Richley-Erickson; Meagan Smolenyak; Dan Lynch; D. Joshua Taylor, Geoff Rasmussen, J. Mark Lowe, Lisa Louise Cooke, Dick Eastman, Maureen Taylor, "The Photo Detective," and most recently, Diahan Southard (DNA).
AGS' 2019 Spring Seminar will feature David A. Lambert, Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society. See the "Events" tab for more details about this seminar. Please plan to attend and bring a friend!
- Effective September 7, 2017, researchers can no longer order microfilms through FamilySearch. Full digitization is not expected for another 2-3 years.
02/20/2019 - 7:00 pm
AGS' General Meeting
BP Energy Center, 900 East Benson Blvd., Anchorage, AK
04/27/2019 - 9:00 am
AGS' 2019 Spring Seminar
*Changepoint Church, Denali Room