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Alaska Birth Records

Births before 1913 #

Before 1913, no births were recorded by the borough or state. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

These are Alternative record collections that you can explore if a birth record doesn’t exist prior to 1913.

  • Death Records or Death Certificates
  • Cemetery Records
  • Newspapers or Obituaries
  • Bible Records
  • Church Records
  • Military Records

Births after 1913 #

Territory-wide registration of births began in 1913 in Alaska. Currently, there are minimal online indexes to Alaska births from 1913 to the present. While the records are incomplete, there are some birth records to be found at the following link:

Obtain the Certificate #

With full names, dates and places of an event, you can order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or VitalChek.

Restrictions for persons born within the last 100 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 100 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parent of the person on the certificate
  • The legal guardian of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate

NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 100 years have passed from the date of the birth.

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