• Stampeders Hiking the Golden Stair case with heavy packs

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Stampeder Genealogy

Black and white photo of historic tent in Skagway at the turn of 20th century.
Early residents at the Blacksmith Shop in Skagway, Alaska at the turn of the 20th century.
Candy Waugaman Collection
 

There are a number of sites that list resources and maintain searchable databases of people who went north to Alaska and Canada during the gold rush. These sites are an easy place to begin your research.

Did You Know?

chunk of solid gold, the surface irregular and bumpy

The official Alaska state mineral is gold, which played a major role in the opening of Alaska for future development. There were more than 50 gold rushes in Alaska and the Yukon from 1880 to 1915. Learn about one of them at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park!