One of the drawbacks to Yukon genealogy research is the lack of online record sets. A good site to help your research is YukonAlaska.com.
The site has compiled information from the massive 6,000 page database from Murray Lundberg. They have organized the information into several categories.
Historic Yukon & Alaska Hotels, Roadhouses, Saloons & Cafes Index – Proprietors and Managers
While everyone thinks of the gold rush miners, there were many others who flocked to the Yukon. Some of them made their money by operating establishments that catered to the miners. This alphabetical list of over 1200 names Includes many women, which is exciting to see. Women tend to be left out of historical records if they didn\’t come from wealthy backgrounds. Each entry gives the name of the establishment they own or ran, location, and years it operated. Some enterprising souls ran more than one. here\’s a section of the D\’s that show several people that belonged to more than one venture
Index to British Yukon Navigation Company Employment Applications at the Yukon Archives
The British Yukon Navigation Company\’s River Division built and ran steamer ships, and dominated the traffic of the Yukon river for the first half of the 20th century. This handy index lists all the personnel records held by the Yukon Archives. If you find your ancestor, you can order a copy of the file from the Archives\’ website.
Information that can be found in the employee files can include:
- age, possibly birth date as well
- marital status
- names and address of parents if living, or next of kin and relationship if parents are deceased
- years experience in the steam boat industry
- past injuries, extent and who their employer was at the time
- work history -includes the ship and line
- last employer and reason for leaving
- emergency contact
- certificates obtained
- Lully C
- Clifford Sifton
- Klondike Stampeders from Montana (approximately 620 names)
- Klondike Stampeders from Australia (approximately 260 names)
- Klondike Stampeders from California (over 4,000 names)
- Klondike Stampeders from Seattle, Washington (over 4,000 names)
2 thoughts on “Yukon Ancestors: Find your Yukon ancestors with the Yukon & Alaska Geneaology Centre”
Thanks for your article Candice. As always, you've written an comprehensive finding aid. I've added this to my Finding Canadian Ancestors Series on my web page. Hope you are well!
Thanks so much Penny! I am well, and I hope you are too \”across the pond\”.