Vital Records in Alaska

Vital records for the entire state of Alaska are handled by the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, divorce & marriage records. Certified vital records can be requested in person at the State Department in Juneau, or in the Anchorage or Fairbanks offices. Birth records become public once they are 100 years old, which is for records prior to 1917. Deaths, marriages & divorces become public after 50 years, which is records prior to 1967.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Bureau of Vital Statistics can provide:

Record Type Available From
Alaska Birth Records 1930 – 2017, some records
since 1890 available
Alaska Death Records 1930 – 2017, some records
since 1890 available
Alaska Divorce Records 1950 – 2017
Alaska Marriage Records 1930 – 2017, some records
since 1890 available

Find County Offices in Alaska

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County Year Founded
Aleutians East Borough, AK October 23, 1987
Anchorage Borough, AK November 23, 1920
Bristol Bay Borough, AK October 16, 1962
Denali Borough, AK December 7, 1990
Fairbanks North Star Borough, AK January 1, 1964
Haines Borough, AK August 29, 1968
Juneau Borough, AK 1881
Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK January 1, 1964
Ketchikan Gateway Borough, AK September 13, 1963
Kodiak Island Borough, AK September 24, 1963
Lake and Peninsula Borough, AK April 24, 1989
Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK January 1, 1964
North Slope Borough, AK July 2, 1972
Northwest Arctic Borough, AK June 2, 1986
Petersburg Borough, AK 1910
Sitka Borough, AK November 5, 1913
Skagway Borough, AK June 28, 1900
Unorganized Borough, AK 1885
Wrangell City and Borough, AK 1834
Yakutat Borough, AK September 22, 1992