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Genealogy resources and data that are available online for the Yukon Territory, Canada.
 
 
   Yukon Genealogy Resources
 
This page provides links to genealogy resources and data for the Yukon Territory, Canada. Whether you are new to Yukon genealogy, or are just looking for additional research material, we hope that you will find this information useful. Please inform us if you find something that should be added to this page.
 
 
   Archives & Libraries
 
  • Yukon Archives [YA] - The Yukon Archives acquires, preserves, and provides access to the Yukon's documentary heritage. Photocopy, map and photograph reproduction services are available. If you are unable to visit the Archives in person, reference assistance is available through correspondence.
     
    • Family History Research [YA] - Yukongenealogy.com is intended to assist family history researchers to find information about ancestors who may have lived or worked in the Yukon Territory, located in the northwestern corner of Canada.
       
  • Library and Archives Canada [LAC] - Library and Archives Canada is responsible for the collection and preservation of the documentary heritage of Canada through texts, pictures and other documents relevant to the culture of Canada.
     
    • Canadian Genealogy Centre [LAC] - The Centre includes all physical and online genealogical services of Library and Archives Canada. It offers genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.
       
  • Yukon Public Libraries [YT] - Public Libraries provides library services to Yukon people through a central library in Whitehorse and 14 community branches located throughout Yukon.
     
  • Family History Centre [LDS] -  The Whitehorse Family History Centre has access to resources of the Main Library in Salt Lake City and can order in for patrons. There is no charge to use the center, but a charge is necessary when ordering microforms.
    • 5 Gibbons Place, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5L4
      Phone: 867-668-7961   Fax: 867-667-7423
      Hours: Tues., Wed. 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Thurs. 10:00 - 1:00, Fri., Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
 
   Books and Publications
 
 
   Cemetery
 
  • Pioneer Cemetery, Whitehorse - Approximately 800 interments between 1900 and 1965. These burials are documented in a City of Whitehorse publication entitled 'Lost Graves.' Published in 1989, 'Lost Graves' was researched by Margaret (Peg) Crook and Helen Horback and compiled by Norma Felker. It is organised in subsets of church records and for a number of persons it contains additional details such as obituaries from local newspapers. The publication is available at the Yukon Archives where reference assistance and photocopying services are available for full text information.
    • See Yukon Archives: Whitehorse Municipal Records (M.R.G. 1) Cemetery Records 1904-1979 for list of names and plot numbers for those buried from 1904 to 1965.
       
  • Riverdale Cemetery, Whitehorse - Lists names of 13 individuals buried from 1959 to 1962.
    • See Yukon Archives: Whitehorse Municipal Records (M.R.G. 1) Cemetery Records for list of names and plot numbers for those buried from 1959 to 1962.
       
  • Grey Mountain Cemetery, Whitehorse - Began with interments in the 1960s.
    • See Yukon Archives: Whitehorse Municipal Records (M.R.G. 1) Cemetery Records for list of names and plot numbers for those buried from 1965 to 1979.
       
  • Wilderness Graves on the Route to the Klondike - Graves situated in various remote locations around the Southern Lakes. Here are some of the people who dreamed of golden riches, but only got as far as the southern Yukon.
 
   Census Returns
 
  • 1901 Census of Canada [LAC] - (Digitized images) The 1901 Census offers a rich source of information about Canada and Canadians at the turn of the 20th Century. The forth census of Canada. Through this research tool you can access digitized images of the original census returns, which record age, nationality, religion, profession, income, education, etc for every single resident of Canada on 31 March 1901. This tool allows researchers to search by geographic location only. As this is not a nominally indexed database, it is not searchable by family name.
     
  • 1901 Census of Canada [Automated Genealogy] - (Transcriptions index) - Unorganized Territories. This is an indexed database, and it is searchable by family name.
     
  • 1911 Census of Canada [LAC] - (Digitized images) Conducted under the provisions of the Census and Statistics Act (1905), the Fifth General Census of Canada began on 01 June and collected information related to each inhabitant of the country, including place of habitation, marital status, age, place of birth, religion, occupation, education, etc. The Census of Canada 1911 covered the nine provinces and two territories (the Yukon and the Northwest Territories) that were then part of Confederation. This database of 1911 census data allows researchers to search by geographic location only. As this is not a nominally indexed database, it is not searchable by family name.
     
  • 1911 Census of Canada [Automated Genealogy] - (Transcriptions index) - Yukon Territory. This is an indexed database, and it is searchable by family name.
 
   Church Records and Registers
 
  • Inventory to the Anglican Church, Diocese of Yukon [Yukon Archives]  [2 MB]
     
  • Christ Church Cathedral (Anglican) - Baptismal, marriage, death records form August 1966 to present. (For older records see Diocese of Yukon (Anglican).) Information is available to the public; staff members will do search and information is generally released to family members. Normally the search is a courtesy service, however if the search is time consuming, a small fee is required. Written or personal contact - dates, place, names are needed.
    • Box 4489, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3P1
      Phone: 867-668-5530
       
  • Diocese of Yukon (Anglican Church of Canada) - Parish registers (baptisms, marriages, burials etc.) For records after 1966, see Christ Church Cathedral. Cemetery records. Information is generally released to family members; staff members will do search. Records are kept in archives and a written letter of permission must be presented to the Archives staff for them to allow access. Donation to cover mailing costs and some of the time, as well as any forms required. Written, faxed or telephone requests are accepted. Information that is needed for each request - name, parents' names if possible, approximate date of birth if known, area records will likely be found.
    • Box 4247, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3T3
      Phone: 867-667-7746   Fax: 867-667-5125
       
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral (Catholic) - Baptisms, weddings, burial information 1902 to present. Information is available to family members; staff will do search. Information is released as extracts and photocopies. Written, faxed, or telephone requests are accepted. Please provide as much information as possible - full name, parent's names, mother's maiden name, birth date, birth place.
    • 406 Steele Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C8
      Phone: 867-667-2437   Fax: 867-667-7529
 
   Directory Records
 
  • Ferguson's 1901 Alaska/Yukon Directory [Family Chronicle] - "Alaska-Yukon Goldrush Participants" Barnes & Baber. "The Only Yukon-Alaska Directory for 1901."
     
  • Polk's Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Business Directory - R. L. Polk and Company, Seattle, WA. (Yukon Archives: 1903, 1905/06, 1907/08, 1909/10, 1911/12, 1915/16, 1917/18).
    • Search Polks 1903 Directory of individuals living in the Dawson City area. This data is included within the Dawson City Museum Pan for Gold Database.
       
  • British Columbia and Yukon Directory - Sun Directories, Vancouver, BC.
    (Yukon Archives: 1935-1948 - Microfilm MF #90 & MF #92).
    • Search 1935 residents of Dawson, Whitehorse, Bear Creek, Bonanza, Big Salmon, Carcross, Granville, Keno Hill, Kluane, Glacier Creek, Huffman, Mayo, etc. This data is included within the Yukon Archives Genealogy Database (Yukon Residents Database).
       
  • Yukon-Alaska Directory: 1960/61 - Yukon-Alaska Directories, Vancouver, BC, 1960.
    (Yukon Archives).
 
   Family Records / Local Genealogies
 
 
   First Nations
 
  • Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Genealogy Charts  - The charts are the property of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Updates are provided to the Yukon Archives. Access to copies of the charts located at the Yukon Archives are restricted, and permission to view or obtain photocopies must be received in writing from the VFGN Heritage Resources Officer.
 
 
   Genealogy & Historical Societies
 
  • Dawson City Museum and Historical Society - The museum library has many genealogical resources available including: archival manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, Biographical research files, funeral records, church records, NWMP records, Yukon Order of Pioneers membership lists, Gazetteers, Historic Mining Records, placer claims, newspapers, research publications.
    • Box 303, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0
      Phone: 867-993-5291
 
   Immigration / Passenger Lists
 
Microfilm Port Location Dates
T-5470 FORTY MILE Forty Mile Creek April 1909 - Dec. 1917
T-5468 DAWSON Dawson City April 1916 - Aug. 1918
 
  • Passenger Lists, 1865-1922 [LAC] - Passenger lists (RG 76) were the official immigration documents from 1865 to 1935. This database provides access to passenger lists including the ports of Vancouver (1905-1912) and Victoria (1905-1912).
 
   Land Titles Records
 
  • Land Titles Office [TY] - The Yukon Land Titles Office has the legal responsibility for all Yukon land titles information in the Territory. All original land titles and documents for properties in the Yukon are registered and stored at the Land Titles Office. Staff will perform title searches on request.
    • 661-2130 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon   Mailing Address: Land Titles Office, Department of Justice, Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
 
   Lookups
 
  • Books We Own [BWO] - Books We Own is a list of resources owned/accessed by individuals who are willing to look up genealogical information and e-mail or snail mail it to others who request it. This is a free service - volunteers may ask for reimbursement of copies and postage.
     
  • Genealogy Helplist Canada [GHC] - Genealogy Helplist Canada is a list of volunteers willing to lookup specific information related to genealogy in Canada using reference materials at institutions near them, or otherwise easily accessible to them.
 
   Mailing Lists / Message Boards
 
  • RootsWeb CAN-YUKON Mailing List - A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest in the Yukon Territory, Canada. Archives of the list are searchable.
     
  • Ancestry / RootsWeb Yukon Message Board - A message board for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Yukon. Post a query, or share information and photos, and connect with others researching common ancestors and communities. The message board is searchable.
 
   Maps / Geography
 
  • Yukon Road Map [YT] - Basic / Detail
     
  • Yukon Maps [YT] - Data, Ecology, Infrastructure, Geology, Hunting and Trapping, Land Use, Mining, Natural Resources, Transportation, Yukon First Nations.
     
  • First Nations Traditional Territories [1.5 MB ] - Traditional Territories of Yukon First Nations and Settlement Areas of the Yukon Territory.
     
  • Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada (1895) [LAC] - This tool allows researchers to view geographic locations in order to assist in using census records.
     
  • Maps, Plans and Charts [LAC] - Since its inception in 1872, the National Archives of Canada has acquired, preserved and commemorated the cartographic heritage of Canada. This search tool provides access to item-level descriptions from the "old map card catalogue." About 4,000 items from the catalogue, now in the public domain, have been digitized and may be consulted online.
     
  • Geographical Names of Canada - Geographical queries can be made by name or point coordinates for current, historical and undersea places and geographical features.
 
   Military Records
 
  • Yukon Infantry Company, CEF - The Yukon Infantry Company was recruited in 1916 for the Canadian Expeditionary Force of the First World War.
     
  • Yukon's War Memorials - "We Will Remember" - The War Monuments project is an attempt to preserve the history surrounding the hundreds of war monuments across Canada in digital format and to make it available to a wide audience through the Internet.
 
   Miscellaneous Databases
 
  • Alaska-Yukon Goldrush Participants [Family Chronicle] - This surname index contains over 24,000 persons who were present in the Yukon circa 1900. Details of the source are provided at the site. The online index includes name, residence and occupation.
     
  • Pan for Gold Database [Dawson City Museum] - Descendants of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush stampeders have been accessing archival information at the Dawson City Museum for decades. In response to this demand, the records most commonly used for Gold Rush family history research were digitized for the searchable Gold Rush Genealogy Research Database.
     
  • North West Mounted Police (NWMP) - Personnel Records, 1873-1904 [LAC] - Researchers will find the files of the men of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) a rich source of information for studies of the police and their responsibilities, for the evolution and development of western Canada and the Yukon, and for family history and genealogy. The files contain correspondence, clippings and other information about the individual long after he took his discharge from the Mounted Police.
     
  • Manager & Proprietors of Historic Yukon & Alaska Roadhouses, Hotels and Saloons [Yukon & Alaska Genealogy Centre] - Compiled by Murray Lundberg, this index contains about 1200 persons, culled from a wide variety of Yukon and Alaska newspapers, government documents, manuscripts and published material. The primary focus is pre-1920, but some later dates are included.
     
  • British Yukon Navigation Co. Personnel Records 1903-1948 [Yukon & Alaska Genealogy Centre] - The index includes the year of application to the company. A detailed description of the application information and details on how to obtain copies are provided at the site.
     
  • Yukon Riverboat Captains [Jerry E. Green] - This information is the result of several years of research on the Yukon Territory in general and on Yukon River steamboats and their captains specifically.
     
  • A Watery Grave - Drownings in the Yukon & Alaska [ExploreNorth] - Even under the best conditions, travel along the waterways of the Yukon has always been a hazardous undertaking.
     
  • Post Offices and Postmasters [LAC] - The Post Offices database documents changes of postmasters at individual post offices located across Canada. The data relate to open and closed post offices located in the ten provinces and territories.
 
   Obituary Indexes
 
  • Yukon News Obituaries: 1960-2000 [Scott Wilson] - This index was generated from the newspaper holdings of the Yukon Archives, Whitehorse. The early Yukon News holdings are incomplete and an index to missing issues is available at the Yukon Archives. Effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the transcription but inevitably some errors may exist. Please contact the Yukon Archives for reference assistance to the primary sources.
 
   Photographic Archive
 
  • Photographs Canada [LAC] - This search tool allows you to consult almost 400,000 descriptions of photographs, modern and old, as well as have access to some 41,000 digitized images on-line.
     
  • Project Naming [LAC] - The photographs in this database were digitized for Project Naming, a trilingual Web exhibition available in English, French and Inuktitut. Since 2002, more than 4,000 photographs depicting the Inuit in various public and private collections held by LAC have been digitized and added to a database in the Project Naming website.
 
   Vital Statistics
 
  • Vital Statistics [YT] - Yukon Health & Social Services - Births, deaths, marriage registrations.
    • Mail: Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
      Office: 4th Floor-204 Lambert St., Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 3T2
      Phone: 867-667-5207   Fax: 867-393-6386   Email: Vital.Statistics@gov.yk.ca
       
    • How to order a Yukon death certificate
       
    • Genealogy - Many people are interested in family history research and Vital Statistics records are an important source of information for the family historian. Yukon Vital Statistics have very little information on a data base and most searches are done from hard copy. The Vital Statistics Agency has records of birth, marriage, and death occurring in Yukon since 1896 (some events occurring during that time were not registered). These records are available to qualified applicants and the disclosure of this information is in compliance with the Vital Statistics Act and the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
       
  • Death Records from Green's Mortuary in Dawson City list names, personal information and causes-of-death for individuals who died during the late 1890's and early 1900's in the Klondike. This data is included within the Dawson City Museum Pan for Gold Database.
 
 
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