Alaska Naturalization

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This entry was originally written by Dwight A. Radford in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
the Alaska Family History Research series.
History of Alaska
Alaska Vital Records
Census Records for Alaska
Background Sources for Alaska
Alaska Maps
Alaska Land Records
Alaska Probate Records
Alaska Court Records
Alaska Tax Records
Alaska Cemetery Records
Alaska Church Records
Alaska Military Records
Alaska Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
Alaska Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Alaska Immigration
Alaska Naturalization
Native Alaskans
Alaska District Resources
Map of Alaska


Residents of Alaska became U.S. citizens when the area was purchased from Russia in 1867. Naturalization and citizenship records for those arriving after that time were filed in the judicial districts. These are also on file at the Alaska State Archives and the FHL, and they include old territorial records of Fairbanks, Juneau, and Nome that have been transferred to the superior court. The National Archives—Pacific Alaska Region has many citizenship records for Alaska. These include declaration of intention (1900–29) and special court orders (1914–32) for Juneau; declaration of intention (1901–17) for Skagway; petition case files (1910–14) for Fairbanks; and petition case files (1910–20) for Iditarod.

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