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Alaska Death Records

Deaths before 1912 #

Alaska didn’t start death records until 1913. Before this 1913, you must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s death 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

Deaths after 1913 #

PART A: If you know the date of death

With a date (from your records), you can order a copy of the death record for a fee from the following:
1913–Present – Alaska Division of Public Health. $; Order death certificates through the department of health. They are restricted to immediate family members.[1]

See list of restrictions for ordering death records.

If you do not want to order the death record, you can search other records with death information.


PART B: You don’t know the exact date of death
United States Social Security Death Index

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