Alaska, Census of the Pribilof Islands - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Alaska, 
United States
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Location of Alaska
Record Description
Record Type Census
Collection years 1875-1910
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Alaska State Archives, Juneau


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of census records from the collections at the Alaska State Archives for the years 1875 to 1910.

The Pribilof Islands are a group of four islands in the Bering Sea about 300 miles west of mainland Alaska that are mainly used for seal hunting: St George, St Paul, Walrus and Otter Islands. There are two small areas of habitation on St George and St Paul with Aleuts as the main residents. The Aleuts are descended from slaves brought from Atla and Unalaska by Russian fur traders in the 1780's.

The 1900 Census images can be viewed at the FamilySearch catalog Alaska Census, Southern District, Images 565-569, Film #1241832.

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