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MATANUSKA-SUSITNA VALLEY, ALASKA
Researching Our South Central Alaska Roots

By Coleen Mielke  2000-2017



       


coleen_mielke@hotmail.com


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1900-1962  MISC. MARRIAGES, DEATHS, MURDERS AND SUICIDES 


EARLY ALASKA NEWSPAPER EXTRACTS 1882-1953


NEW
MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED
IN SEWARD 1951-1959
Statewide information on this page


ALASKA BORN MEN WHO REGISTERED
FOR THE MILITARY IN WW I  AND WW II



NEW
Marriage Licenses issued in Palmer, Alaska 1951-1956
While these license were issued in Palmer,  
the applicants came from all over the State of Alaska



MEN  FROM ALASKA  
WHO PERISHED IN THE VIETNAM WAR


THE ALEX FAMILY OF EKLUTNA VILLAGE


EKLUTNA VOCATIONAL SCHOOL  1939

MISC.  EKLUTNA  RECORDS

Eklutna Village, Alaska Territory
1920-1945 Census Information


 HOMESTEAD APPLICATION PAPERS
KNIK  RECORDING DISTRICT  1901-1934


HOMESTEAD PATENTS  1917-1925


 
FIRST MATANUSKA VALLEY VEGETABLE FARMERS 1899-1904

ALASKA MARRIAGES 1745--1950


EARLY  SOUTH CENTRAL  POST OFFICES


LOOK
VALLEY PIONEER DIRECTORY PROJECT

THIS DIRECTORY IS LIKE A DICTIONARY OF

EARLY VALLEY PIONEERS.  IF YOU CAN ADD A NAME

OR CORRECT THE INFO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW


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    HARRY MELLISH and JAMES CLEGHORN  
CAME TO ALASKA BEFORE THE 1897 ALASKA GOLD RUSH and  
MADE A LIFE FOR THEMSELVES IN SPITE OF HARDSHIP


RUSSIAN ORTHODOX PRIEST - FATHER SHADURA


NEW

AFOGNAK,  ALASKA   1940  BIA  CENSUS


1942  WW II  Old Mans Draft (lots of info here)

1937 & 1957 COAL MINE EXPLOSIONS AT JONESVILLE


KUSKOKWIM TRAGEDY  1898


UPDATED

ALASKAN PRISONERS AT McNEIL ISLAND 1900 - 1923


1891 LETTER ABOUT THE COASTAL ESKIMO
BY DR. SHELDON JACKSON


FORGOTTEN LANDMARKS ON TURNAGAIN ARM  UPPER COOK INLET
KNIK ARM AND MATANUSKA RIVER  PRE 1915


1899 MURDER IN CHILKAT TERRITORY


THE WRECK OF THE GHOST SHIP
CALLED THE GENERAL SIGLIN


1908 IDITAROD MAIL ROUTE FIELD NOTES


MURRAY FAMILY PHOTOS  IN ALASKA 1956

EATON - LOKEN - DUNKLEE - WERNER PHOTO ID PROJECT


EARLY IDITAROD TRAIL ROADHOUSES
KNIK TO NOME

ALASKA RAILROAD MILE MARKERS
BETWEEN SEWARD AND FAIRBANKS IN 1920


FEDERAL PRISON IN VALDEZ, ALASKA 1910-1940


HISTORY OF THE SS DORA



THE HISTORY OF EL NATHAN CHILDREN's HOME
THE HISTORY OF LAZY MOUNTAIN CHILDREN's HOME
THE HISTORY OF VICTORY BIBLE CAMP


WOODY (WOOD) ISLAND MISSION PHOTOGRAPHS

WOOD ISLAND BAPTIST MISSION CENSUS RECORDS

 

"THE LAKE CREEK HANGING"
A TRUE STORY



CHIEF SIMEON EZI


GOLD MINING FATALITIES 1913-1923


WHO IS A.J. DUFFY ?



UPDATED

INDIAN JIM - NAMESAKE FOR JIM CREEK


UPDATED

 
 KNIK  NICOLI  KILLS TWO PEOPLE
TALKEETNA STEPHAN  and  POLICE CHIEF CAVANAUGH


 
NEW

EARLIEST MATANUSKA VALLEY ROADS


YENTNA RIVER  1900 CENSUS


Matanuska Susitna Valley, Alaska Territory
1900 U.S. Census Information



Matanuska Susitna Valley, Alaska Territory
1910  U.S. Census Information


Matanuska Susitna Valley, Alaska Territory
1920 U.S. Census Information


Matanuska Susitna Valley, Alaska Territory
1930 U.S. Census Information



 

Wasilla & Palmer Cemeteries


 

MATANUSKA COLONISTS

 

MATANUSKA JUNCTION 1916



MISC. COOK INLET DENA'INA INFORMATION

 

THE HISTORY OF KNIK

OLD KNIK 1912 MAP OF TOWN

 

Tyonek Census 1900-1950

Tyonek  names in early ACC Registers
 


B. I. A. RECORDS for CORDOVA 1934, 1937 and 1940  


Susitna Station


1910 Susitna, Kroto River, Chuitna River,
Alexander Creek and Talkeetna River


 

Chickaloon, Alaska
Nay'dina'aa Na


 

Wasilla and Knik Indian Census 1939



1900-1940 Jesse Lee Children's Home  Seward, Alaska 

First Hand Account 1918 Spanish Influenza
at the Jesse Lee Home



Alaska Born Students Attending Chemawa Indian School in Oregon
Alaska Born Students Buried at Chemawa Indian School Cemetery

 

 

TALKEETNA 1930 


TALKEETNA  LAND PURCHASE 1919

 

SUNRISE  1900 

HOPE  1900-1930
 
PORTAGE BAY 1900

 

KENAI 1900-1934

KALIFORNSKI 1910 

NINILCHIK 1910 

KASILOFF  1930 

EAGLE ROCK 1930

 

  RUSSIAN ORTHODOX INFLUENCE ON DENA'INA
(includes births & deaths)



POINT POSSESSION


NEW
1937 and 1940  B.I.A.  CENSUS FOR  
HEALY RIVER and HEALY LAKE, ALASKA

NEW

Misc. Death and Marriage Records for
Kenai and Point Possession 1916-1919


Marriage Records for the Kenai Area  1951-1959

NEW

These licenses were issued in Seldovia and Homer but the
applicants
 were from all over the state of Alaska


SELDOVIA PRECINCT MARRIAGE LICENSES  1917-1951
HOMER MARRIAGE LICENSES 1950-1959


NEW

SELDOVIA PRECINCT DEATH CERTIFICATES 1938 - 1951
 (Lots of information on these records)


NEW


MISC. MARRIAGE RECORDS FOR THE FORT YUKON  AREA



SELDOVIA  1934  BIA CENSUS

SELDOVIA 1900 1910 1930 1938

KATCHEMAK BAY 1930 

ENGLISH BAY 1910 & 1930, HOMER SETTLEMENT 1930 

PORT GRAHAM 1930


BRISTOL BAY 

ILIAMNA AREA

BELUGA 

UNGA
 
KIJIK VILLAGE



CHIGNIK BAY, BELKOFSKI, BERING SEA SIDE OF ALASKA
PENINSULA FROM BEAR RIVER TO FALSE PASS




CHENEGA 1900 - 1948



PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND 1910

 

NUTCHEK VILLAGE 1900



TATITLEK VILLAGE 1900 - 1952



COPPER RIVER CENSUS 1900-1940

COPPER CENTER  BIA CENSUS 1946 AND 1950

 

Cordova Recording District
Alaska Natives found in the villages
of Eyak, Katalla, Valdez,

 Tatitlek, Ellamar, Cordova and a
few Prince William Sound Fur Farms

 

CHISANA and NABESNA

 

CHITINA, ALASKA


Alaska Native villages of Scotty Creek, Tetlin,
Upper Nabesna, Mile 186 Richardson Hwy

Chistochena, Mentasta, Lower Tonsina,
Gulkana, Paxon & Gakona




CANTWELL, ALASKA 1946


 
JOHN GOODLATAW   McCARTHY, ALASKA


BLIND NICK AND CAPT. SLIVERS McNEIL

MILTON DAVID SNODGRASS

SHORTY GUSTAFSON

  

UPDATED
GEORGE W. PALMER  ALASKA PIONEER 




ORVILLE   GEORGE  "O. G."  HERNING

WASILLA, ALASKA TURNS 100 YEARS OLD


NEW
HERNING   DIARIES


  

1885 KNIK MURDER OF GEORGE HOLT 


 

EARLY FARMING (1898-1904)
IN SOUTH CENTRAL ALASKA


Tyonek, Hope, Kenai, Knik and Sunrise



 
1940'S WASILLA
THROUGH THE EYES OF
MAY CARTER U.S. COMMISSIONER 1943-1959
POSTMASTER OF WASILLA 1943-1973 




THE BARTHOLF FAMILY



THE EDLUND FAMILY

FRITZLER and EDLUND PHOTO PROJECT

 

UPDATED

1964 Alaska
Earthquake Fatalities




FLECKENSTEIN and SMITH FAMILY


H. W. NAGLEY


 
PILOT POINT


 

 
UNALASKA  GRAVES
   
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GUESTBOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE


Trails used by Natives in the Matanuska Susitna Valley at the turn of the century:

*A trail from Sunrise City up Six-mile River and south through the canyon.
* A winter trail from Old Knik up the Knik River then NE to the Copper River.
* A summer trail from Old Knik up the Matanuska River, passing Palmer's store and King's house to Millich Creek   and, via Hicks Creek, Trail Lake and Nulchuk Tyon Village, to the Copper River (pretty  much the route of the present Glenn Highway.
* A summer trail from Grubstake Gulch on Willow Creek over Hatcher Pass and down to Palmer's Upper House with a branch leading to Vacilla's and to Mellish House.

After 1912, other much used trails had developed northward from Seward and out from
Knik to the east and west (and various mines):

* Seward Trail (1905) from Eklutna, over Peter's Creek, through the mountains, down Crow Creek and Glacier Creek, passed Kern Creek, 20 Mile Creek, Portage Creek and  up Placer River.
* Watson Coal Trail, which was later known as the Goodwin Trail and which was the first lap of the Iditarod trail from Knik to Susitna Station:
* The Klondike and Boston Co., Summer Trail along the beach from Knik to Cottonwood then towards the mountains, passing between Lake Lucille and Wasilla Lake to  Grubstake Gulch (now part of Knik-Wasilla Road) with a branch marked R.R. Trail, to the Kashwitna River.
* Carle Road (now Fishhook Road) developed a little later from Knik between Lake Lucille and Wasilla Lake to the gold fields of Hatcher Pass.
* Dalton Trail branched of the Carle Road as it entered the Little Susitna Canyon and then ran east to the coal mines.
* Information extracted from a book called: Old Times on Upper Cook's Inlet by Louise Potter

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It is an ongoing project, and I add to it continually.

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Little bit about myself:
 
I have lived in Alaska for 67 years. I enjoy helping people trace their
family roots, especially their Alaskan roots. If you need help with your family tree, drop me a line. I would be more than happy to try and help, no charge.

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