Gastineau Genealogical Society, Juneau, Alaska

New E-Mail Address for GGS,
See link under Contact Information below

The Family History Center will be open Saturday, May 20 from 9 am until noon and Friday, May 26 from 10 until 2 for research, sorting, and organizing.  Join us for our last research sessions until fall.


The Great Gastineau Genealogical Society Resource Giveaway will be Saturday, May 27 from 1 - 3 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5100 Glacier Highway.  Short business meeting at 1 pm followed by resources and refreshments.

Bring your own bag and fill it with resources to help with your genealogy research.  How to books, periodicals, reference materials, and more. Resources for beginners and experts alike.  Everything is Free.

Whether a beginning genealogist or an experienced family historian, you are invited to research your family at the Family History Center.  Drop by for free access to premium online data bases and helpful publications, and to collaborate with other genealogists.

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5100 Glacier Highway.


Tuesday evenings 7 - 9 pm
2nd & 4th Thursday evenings, 7 - 9 pm
Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays, 9 am - 12 Noon
Closed on school holidays.

To reach someone at the Center during open hours call 780-2235.


  1. Introduction
  2. Current, Ongoing, & Completed Projects
  3. Society Information/Meeting Notices
  4. Genealogy Resources- Getting Started in Family History Research
  5. Genealogy & History Websites
  6. Lookups
  7. Contact Information

I. Introduction

The Gastineau Genealogical Society is a non-profit, non-dues-paying Society (see Charter & Bylaws) operating in accordance with IRS 302(C). There are no employees, paid or otherwise.

Individual members of GGS as shown below under Lookups, will perform lookups in the resources or subjects they have listed. GGS as a society will not do lookups nor in-depth research.


The Society is named after Gastineau Channel, an inland arm of the Pacific Ocean, which separates Douglas Island from the mainland on which Juneau lies. The Channel is probably named for John Gastineau, an English Civil Engineer who surveyed and mapped for the British Columbia government and private interests. He died in Victoria, B.C., Canada in 1885.

Source: The Centennial Gazeteer , Published by the Gastineau Channel Centennial Society, 1979


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II. Current, Ongoing, & Completed Projects

CURRENT: Evergreen Cemetery Grave Markers Photos and Index with accompanying data. Work by GGS members Larry Pearce, O. Richard (Dick) and Marie Kent, former GGS member Cathy Danielson, and non-member Victoria Lidia Brown.

Completed in 2011:

COMPLETED in 2006:

COMPLETED in 2005:

COMPLETED in 2004:

COMPLETED in 1987-1988:


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III. Society Information


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IV. Genealogy Resources - Getting Started in Family History Research

  1. "Teaser Kit" (Climbing Your Family Tree)
  2. Genealogical Aids Available in Juneau, Alaska
  3. Using Interlibrary Loans in Juneau, Alaska
  4. Calendars DeMystified
  5. Genealogy in Norway
  6. Major Record Sources
  7. Passenger Lists and Emigration Information
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V. Genealogy & History Websites



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VI. Lookups

Your lookup request must be limited in scope, must identify a specific person or persons and the resource you want searched, and must be e-mailed to the proper person - not to GGS.

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VII. Contact Information

Electronic mail address

Web address

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NOTE: This Web Site is basically a STATIC SITE. We plan that current Meeting Notices and possibly future Program Presentations, and changes to lookups listing will be the only ACTIVE entries.

Updated Monday, April 14, 2017