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Although Alaska was purchased in 1867, the US government did not record an 1870 census. The US censuses for 1880 and 1890 for accessible village have not survived.
In the absence of Alaskan counties, the census takers created enumeration areas for 1900 and used judicial divisions for 1910. The Act of 1912, which made Alaska a territory, prohibited the creation of counties without the approval of Congress; therefore, no counties were ever created. The 1910 federal census was enumerated in four judicial divisions.
Alaska census were enumerated for Sitka in 1879 and 1881; the Aleutian Islands (villages of Bellovsky, Nicholaevsk, and Protossoff, which is also called Morzovog) in 1878; St. Paul and st. George Islands in 1904, 1905, 1906-07, 1914, and 1917. Cape Smyth, Point Barrow in 1885; and the Pribiloff Islands in 1890-95. Early Alaskan censuses are indexed in several different publications as well as the volume entitled Alaska Census Records, 1870-1907, by Ronald Vern Jackson (Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1976). 1
Alaska State Libraries, Archives & Museum
FamilySearch.org – Alaska Genealogy and Online Genealogy Records
Ancestry.com – Alaska Data Collections
Access Genealogy – Alaska Genealogy -Free Alaska Genealogy
The Library of Congress – Resources for the Local History and Genealogy by State – Alaska
Anchorage Genealogical Society
AK Genealogy – Alaska Genealogy and History
Explore North website – Genealogy Resources & Databases: Yukon & Alaska.
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