Welcome to the Gold Rush Database
During the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 thousands of fortune hunters from around the world stampeded into the Yukon. Upon enerting the Territory and establishing a place to live and work people were inscribed on various lists. Today these lists are accessible to you as a means to find out if your relatives were part of Dawson City during the Gold Rush. Click here to search the database.
Material for the Pan for Gold database was assembled from many sources by the Dawson City Museum. The numeric codes attached to some names indicate file sources, microfilm numbers, mining claims, and some census information including ethnicity, occupation, social status and religion. If you require further information about an individual in the database please contact:
Dawson City Museum
Dawson City, Yukon
Phone: (867) 993 - 5291
Fax: (867) 993 - 5839
The museum research library has many other geneological resources available, including nearly 7000 photographs. Fees for research are $25.00 per hour. The first half-hour could include a scan of the birth and death records, tax rolls, post office records, Ferguson's and Polk's Gazetteers, St. Mary's School Register, mining record and registered documents, photograph records, and our verticle files to find a given name. The Dawson City Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit organization that relies on grants and volunteer labour to operate. There may be some delay in responding to your request.
The Klondike Pan for Gold Database was assembled with financial assistance from the Yukon/Canada Economic Development Agreement for Tourism. Credit also goes to historian Charlene L. Porsild, for sharing her quantitative klondike master data list.