Friday, 25 November 2016

Yukon Family History & Museums



Did your ancestor attempt to find their fortune in the 'Gold Rush'? Were they involved in the 'support' of the gold miners', ie: proprietors, owners of businesses?
Wikimedia
Commons
Perhaps you will find some hidden 'Nuggets' in the resources below. 

Yukon Genealogy is a page that is supported by staff of the Yukon Archives.
Historic Yukon & Alaska Proprietors and Managers - Index

Yukon Archives - they have built a new storage vault to help store their expanding collection.  Contact:  yukon.archives@gov.yk.ca

Family Histories / Biographies (found on the public library pages)
- The Carmack family genealogy / by Charles W. Peckham, Sr.
- Jijuu : who are my grandparents? Where are they from? : our people, our names : a genealogy/history of the Teetl'it Gwich'in of Fort McPherson.
- Keys Family genealogy
- From Norway to the Klondike : the adventurous and independent life of Georgine B. Sonsteby : biography, genealogy, notes, and compilation of writings of Georgine B. Sonsteby / by Kathy A. Lewis.

Yukon Museums Guide - this link lands on the Binet House museum's page, but the links on the right list the other museums and archives in the Yukon.

Museums and Archives:
Binet House
Copperbelt Railway & Mining Museum
Dawson City Museum
George Johnston Museum
Keno Mining Museum
Kluane Museum of Natural History
MacBride Museum of Yukon History
Old Log Church Museum  @oldlogchurch  Yukon's Spirited History
Yukon Archives
Yukon Transportation Museum

Most of these museums are closed over the summer, however, you may be able to send an enquiry to the Yukon Archives to ask for help in your search.
The Yukon Historical & Museums Association

Dave Obee has a good page with links to Yukon Newspapers, census and genealogy pages for the Yukon. 

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