Juneau-Douglas History Research

This page is provided to support those interested in digging deeping into the history of Juneau and Douglas.  Please note that while all of these links have been vetted by either City Museum staff or credible Juneau-Douglas history researchers, most of the sites are not sponsored by the Museum or the City and Borough of Juneau.

  • Juneau-Douglas City Museum Research Request Form. This fillable document includes details about how the public can request an appointment or get research assistance from the Curator of Collections & Exhibits. Click the link above to complete the form and then save it to your desktop. You can also print out the form and write in your responses.  Completed requests should be emailed to the Curator of Collections & Exhibits at [email protected] or delivered to the address listed on the form.
  • Researchers for Hire is a list with contact information provided by the Alaska Historical Collections of the Alaska State Library.
  • The British Colombia Archives provides access to records from the provincial government and includes genealogy indexes.
  • The British Colonist was the leading paper in the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia until the 1890s. This website contains all the issues from 1858-1920.
  • Public Record Office Victoria holds records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities dating from the establishment of the Port Phillip District in the mid-1830s through today.
  • The Yukon Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to the Yukon’s documentary heritage.
  • Ancestry bills itself as the world’s largest online family history resource with more than 14 billion birth, marriage, death, census, and military records. There is a subscription fee for this service, after a free 14-day trial.   Note: The Juneau Public Library has a subscription to Ancestry, which may accessed at any of the library’s branches (must use the library’s network).
  • Google Books allows you to search the “world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books” which you can preview or read for free.