Have you noticed how there isn't much for the
Alaskan researcher on the Web? Oh, you can find history of the State, facts and
statistics. But, you won't find a whole lot of raw material - census,
I need your help to change this portion of the ALHN into a
cyber-database for Alaska genealogy, history and research.
If we work
together, the beautiful land that is Alaska will be one of the better
represented states on the Web.
...to Alaska, the 49th State. The Great Land... the Last Frontier...
taunted early explorers and still defies modern-day researchers, while exerting
a fascination that attracts more and more people looking for that 'something
different.' The hint of urban sophistication in Anchorage and Juneau rapidly
gives way to the frontier, where outdoor survival skills are among the most
useful attributes a resident can possess.
Alaska has lush rain-drenched forests and barren windswept
tundra. There are lofty mountains, still-active volcanoes, and spectacular
glaciers, as well as countless lakes and endless swamps. Along with a handful of
modern high-rise buildings there are countless one-room log cabins. Within hours
of dining sumptuously in a first-class restaurant it is possible to tread on
ground that has never known a human footprint: ground belonging to the grizzly
bear and the wolf and shared only reluctantly with human beings.
This site is a
central point of entry to independent not-for-profit web sites with local
historical or genealogical content. Although independent, this site is affiliated with
the American Local History Network. To learn more about this project, click
here. I am Colleen Pustola, State Coordinator for this
portion of the ALHN.
Yes, this site is still under construction ~ and probably will be for a
long time. However, what you're currently viewing is THE last redesign and
now, a lot of material will begin to be added. Many links are not working
yet as the pages are not ready.
Thanks so much for your continued patience. Please check back frequently
to see how I'm doing.
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I'm sorry, but I do not live in Alaska and am
unable to help with your local research. Please place your query in our forum.
Perhaps another visitor will have the answer you seek.
Be sure to check out all the
links on this page to see what is available for your research. This site is
guaranteed to grow substantially, especially with YOUR help!
If you have anything to contribute, any suggestions for inclusion on the
site, or simply want to send a friendly greeting, please
email me! I'd
love to hear from you.
This page was last
Sunday, 19 Feb 2006 11:05:42 MST
Left to right, the pictures in the photo-bar are: Siberian husky
sled dog; Russian Orthodox Cemetery & Church at Ninilchik; an icon from Nunivak
Island; totem poles at Sitka;
caribou silhouetted by an aurora; Orr Stage Company leaving Valdez for
(1895); Yupik mask from Nunivak Island depicting an ircir (Irciruaq kegginaquq),
a creature half human, half fox (1940s); Nob Hill residences, Ketchikan (1920s).