North to the Future


Welcome to the AKGenWeb

This is a free genealogical site about the history of Alaskan ancestors, providing general information for historical and genealogical researchers. Below you will find a list of the Boroughs and Census Areas with links to each Borough/Census Area, where focus lies on the specific Borough/Census Area. These non-commercial sites are maintained by volunteers. We hope our pages will prove interesting and useful in your genealogical research.

We wish to thank the former Alaska State Coordinators Sarah Ligon, Mary Cronin Nichols, and Vikki Gray plus previous Assistant Coordinators, Sherri Bradley and Sue Renkert, for their fabulous contributions to the AKGenWeb. Thank you, ladies!

If you have any comments, contributions, or know of any Alaska genealogical resources not listed, please let us know.

Although websites are in place, we are looking for Borough Coordinator volunteers to host a borough site. Please read through the FAQs page and Volunteer page. Then contact us to discuss filling one of the available positions.

Thank you,
Temporary State Coordinator: Norma Hass normahass01@gmail.com
Temporary Assistant State Coordinator: Marsha Bryant marshabryant100@gmail.com


AK Borough Map North Slope Borough Yukon-Koyukuk BristolBay-Dillingham Fairbanks Denali LakeAndPeninsula Aleutians KodiakIsland KenaiPeninsula Anchorage Anchorage Matanuska-Susitna Valdez-Cordova Yakutat SkagwayHoonahAngoon SkagwayHoonahAngoon Haines Juneau Sitka Wrangell-Petersburg Wrangell Ketchikan NW Arctic Nome Bethel-WadeHampton

Click on the map above for your borough or use the list below.

List of Alaskan Boroughs

East Aleutian Islands Borough & West Aleutian Islands Census Area
Anchorage Borough ~ Temporary Coordinator Tim Stowell
Bethel & Kusilvak (fka Wade Hampton) Census Areas
Bristol Bay Borough & Dillingham Census Area ~ Coordinator Jeannette Harper
Denali (fka Mount McKinley) Borough ~ Coordinator Marsha Bryant
Fairbanks North Star Borough & SE Fairbanks Census Area ~ Coordinator Norma Hass
Haines Borough
Juneau Borough ~ Coordinator Norma Hass
Kenai Peninsula Borough ~ Coordinator Gail Kilgore
Ketchikan Gateway Borough & Prince of Wales - Hyder Census Area ~ Temporary Coordinators LaRae Halsey-Brooks & Eireann Brooks
Kodiak Island Borough
Lake and Peninsula Borough
Matanuska - Susitna Borough ~ Coordinator Mike Peterson
Nome Census Area ~ Coordinator Trish Elliott-Kashima
North Slope Borough ~ Coordinator Marsha Bryant
Northwest Arctic Borough ~ Coordinator Colleen Pustola
Sitka Borough ~ Coordinator Linda Simpson
Skagway Borough & Hoonah - Angoon Census Area ~ Temporary Coordinators LaRae Halsey-Brooks & Eireann Brooks
Valdez - Cordova Census Area
Wrangell Borough & Petersburg Census Area
Yakutat Borough
Yukon - Koyukuk Census Area

Make sure you check the "Research Resources" section!



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Sheldon Jackson

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Jim Mason "Snookum Jim"

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Gene Coghlan

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North To the Future

Alaska's state motto, "North to the Future," was adopted in 1967 during the Alaska Purchase Centennial. The motto is meant to represent Alaska as a land of promise. Suggested by journalist Richard Peter, who stated the motto "...is a reminder that beyond the horizon of urban clutter there is a Great Land beneath our flag that can provide a new tomorrow for this century's 'huddled masses yearning to be free'."

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