CanGenealogy Canadian Genealogy Yukon
Yukon was created in 1897. It was carved out of the Northwest Territories because it was experiencing a sharp increase in population as a result of the famed gold rush. The rush came and went, and today's population is not as high as it was a century ago. The capital of Yukon is Whitehorse.

Census records for the Yukon

1901: FamilySearch | | Automated Genealogy
FindMyPast | Library and Archives Canada
1911: FamilySearch | | Automated Genealogy
FindMyPast | Library and Archives Canada

1921: | Library and Archives Canada

Historic newspapers

(Dawson) The Klondike Nugget 1898-1900
From Canadiana

(Dawson) The Semi-Weekly Klondike Nugget 1900
From Canadiana

(Dawson) The Daily Klondike Nugget 1900-1903
From Canadiana

(Dawson) The Semi-Weekly Nugget 1900-1903
From Canadiana

(Dawson) The Yukon Sun 1899-1904
From Google Newspapers

(Dawson) Dawson Daily News 1901-1924
From Google Newspapers

(Dawson) The Daily Morning Sun 1902
From Google Newspapers

(Dawson) The Dawson Record 1903
From Google Newspapers

(Dawson) Yukon World 1904-1905
From Google Newspapers

(Whitehorse) Whitehorse Star 1901-1904
From Google Newspapers

(Whitehorse) The Weekly Star 1903-1904
From Google Newspapers

Other sites for genealogy in the Yukon

An Index to Dawson City, Yukon Territory and Alaska Directory and Gazetteer, Alaska-Yukon Directory and Gazetteer, and Polk's Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1901-1912
This is an index to more than 105,000 personal names included in the Dawson City, Yukon Territory and Alaska Directory and Gazetteer, Alaska-Yukon Directory and Gazetteer and Polk's Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Business Directory for the years 1901-1912. From the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It comes in six downloadable PDFs.

Yukon and Alaska Genealogy Centre
A wide variety of resources, including indexes to several sections of our 6,000-page database of northern pioneers, to which we provide free access.

Find a Grave Yukon cemeteries
A great finding aid by Bruce Gordon makes searching for burials much easier.

Yukon GenWeb
The Yukon page of the Canadian GenWeb Project.

Alaska-Yukon Goldrush Participants
An alphabetical listing of names of people who remained in the area at the turn of the century. Published by Family Chronicle.

The Yukoner Magazine
A quarterly print magazine of Yukon history, with a website containing much material and photos that are not in the print version. Complete PDF versions of every issue available. One downloadable issue is on our main page.

Archives and libraries in the Yukon

Yukon Archives
Responsible for acquiring, preserving and making available documentary sources related to Yukon history, cultures and development.
Genealogical Research at the Yukon Archives (PDF)

Dawson City Museum and Historical Society
The largest historical collection in the Yukon Territory.

Yukon Historical and Museums Association
Information on historical buildings, the goldrush, heritage issues, museums, links to related sites.

Nation-wide sites worth checking

Library and Archives Canada (Free)
A huge amount of information, including census, immigration and military information. A key resource for all Canadian genealogists.

FamilySearch (Free)
From the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Includes an index to several censuses, civil registration extracts, a guide to the library catalog, submitted and extracted records, and more.

Canadiana (Free)
Quick access to about millions of documents held in Canada’s libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching. This site has many resources not found elsewhwere. (Commercial)
Ancestry has an extensive collection drawn from census indexes, immigration sources, and other material from different provinces.

FindMyPast (Commercial)
A collection of sources that is still being developed. FindMyPast includes census indexes, birth indexes, and many scanned books, as well as newspapers.

MyHeritage (Commercial)
The Canadian arm of a site known for its strong European material. It includes the major resources found on other sites.

Automated Genealogy (Free)
Includes free indexes to the 1851/2, 1901, 1906 and 1911 censuses.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (Free)
Notable people who died before 1930.

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