• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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Genealogical and other resources

There are several sites that list maintain databases on individuals who traveled northward towards Alaska and Canada between 1896 and 1914. Here are some sites to begin your search.

  • Klondike Gold Rush Historical Database containing photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, contemporary Seattle business names and locations, vessel sailing dates and passenger lists related to the 1897-1898 Klondike Gold Rush.

  • Ghosts of the Klondike Genealogical Database - The Dawson City Museum maintains 80,000 genealogical records online including records of the Northwest Mounted Police, Yukon Order of Pioneers, Palm Sunday Avalanche victims and a variety of other genealogical records.

  • Klondike Stampeders Association - Non-profit Alaska organization dedicated to preserving the memory and deeds of the Klondike Stampeders located in Skagway.


  • How to find your gold rush relative: Sources on the Klondike and Alaska gold rushes (1896-1914) - is a comprehensive list of resources. It was revised in 2001 and contains many obscure sources that might otherwise be overlooked.

Did You Know?

1 sur 10 était une femme

Le Saviez-Vous ? Parmi les plus de 70 000 prospecteurs qui partirent pour la ruée de l’or du Klondike, 1 sur 10 était une femme.