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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.

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   Yukon Archives
 
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.
 
 
   Contact the Yukon Archives
 
Before contacting the Yukon Archives, please review their Finding Aid "Genealogical Research at the Yukon Archives." Once you have reviewed this resource list, you can contact the Archives to pursue further research into your Yukon ancestor.
 
  GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH
AT THE YUKON ARCHIVES

A Listing of Available Resource Material

Revised Edition, AUGUST 2003
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Yukon Archives
400 College Drive
Yukon Place (Beside Yukon College)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Yukon Archives
Department of Tourism & Culture
Government of Yukon
Box Number 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6
Phone: 867-667-5321
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5321
Fax: 867-393-6253
E-Mail: yukon.archives@gov.yk.ca
 
   Yukon Archives Collections
 
  • Government Records - documents date back to 1896 and pertain to a wide range of subjects, including education, transportation, legislation and land. Also among the territorial records are Territorial and Gold Commissioner's Court records, and estate files of the Public Administrator. The Archives also serves as a repository for the records of Yukon municipalities, including Dawson, Whitehorse, Mayo, Faro, Watson Lake, and Haines Junction.
     
  • Photographs - collection portrays miners and mining activities, dredges, sternwheelers and river travel, pack-trains and stagelines, aviation, the Alaska Highway, White Pass & Yukon Route construction and operation, boat building, Yukon Order of Pioneers, Indians, North West Mounted Police, churches, schools, portraits, and scenes of the Klondike Gold Rush and Trails of '98.
     
  • Corporate Records - records of various Yukon organizations, associations, and businesses. These include the papers of the White Pass & Yukon Route, 1899-1960, documenting river, rail and land operations; correspondence and dredging records of the Yukon Gold Company, 1907-1920; records of the Whitehorse Chapter of the Arctic Brotherhood, 1901-1903; Yukon Order of Pioneer records, 1886-1980; Anglican Church Diocese of Yukon records.
     
  • Private Manuscripts - collection includes diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, account books and other papers of individuals who have been associated with the Yukon in various capacities. Some examples are Klondike Gold Rush diaries.
     
  • Films - documentary films as well as amateur home movies and videotapes about life and times in the Yukon are acquired by the Archives.
     
  • Sound Recordings - collection of tapes about Native history and traditions, pioneers recounting life and events in Yukon communities.
     
  • Library - for reference in the reading room. Primarily Yukon in geographical emphasis, the collection includes history, ethnography, northern development in general, community surveys, social and economic studies.
     
  • Maps and Plans - collection of maps, plans and atlases relating to Yukon and northwest Canada. Included are exploration maps, gold rush route maps, townsite and lot plans, river charts, detailed mining claim and base line survey maps and numerous sketches for creeks and tributaries in the Klondike Gold Fields.
     
  • Newspapers - collection includes the Dawson News, 1899-1953; Klondike Nugget, 1898-1903; Yukon Sun, 1899-1904; Whitehorse Star, 1901-to date, and other early Yukon newspapers in their original form and on microfilm.
     
  • Circulating Microfilm Collection - newspaper and archival microfilm collection that is available for loan to libraries (ILL).
 
 
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