Archive vaults construction

Due to construction in the vaults, we will not be able to retrieve materials on February 20, 21, 29, and March 1. If you plan to visit on February 20 or 21, please request material by 12 pm February 19. For visits on February 29 and March 1, please request material by 12 pm on February 28.

Search Yukon Archives collections

  • Yukon Archives Descriptive Database
  • Yukon Archives library catalogue
  • Research your family history
  • Research guides

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You may find records through Yukon Archives databases, research guides and web pages that contain harmful or upsetting content. Be aware that the material may reflect outdated, biased, offensive and possibly triggering views and opinions.

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  1. Yukon Archives Descriptive Database

    The Yukon Archives Descriptive Database is an online guide to our archival holdings.

    Search the Yukon Archives Descriptive Database

    It has descriptions of many, but not all, of our records. For example, it does not include published material from the Yukon Archives library. It does provide access to a small number of digital archival records.

    We add new information on a regular basis. If you cannot find a record, you may have to visit Yukon Archives to consult our paper-based inventories.

    If you have questions, email yukon.archives@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-8061 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 8061.


  2. Yukon Archives library catalogue

    On April 1, 2020, the Yukon Archives Library catalogue will no longer be hosted by the Yukon Public Library. Instead, you can search our catalogue directly:

    Search the Yukon Archives Library catalogue

    We have a large collection of books and serials about Yukon and its surrounding regions. These materials cover subjects including:

    • Yukon and northern history;
    • environment;
    • ethnography;
    • science and nature; and
    • exploration.
       

    You're welcome to read these materials in our research room, but you cannot borrow them for use off-site.

    You can also find electronic versions of some current and historical publications in the catalogue.


  3. Research your family history

    Use Yukon Genealogy to research your family history. It gives you access to resources related to Yukon genealogical research.

    Go to the Yukon Genealogy website

     

    We compiled this resource with the Dawson City Museum and Historical Society Archives.

    Search results are listed by institution.


  4. Research guides

    Research guides can help you find relevant records for your search. Finding aids contain detailed information about specific collections. Bibliographies list relevant Yukon Archives materials for specific subjects.

    Private records, bibliographies and other search aids

    The resources below that are not hyperlinked are not available online.

    Municipal government records

    Federal and territorial government records

    Other public office records