Dawson City Museum Pan for Gold Database
Dawson City Museum & Historical Society
This site was developed in response to the many requests for information about ancestors received by Dawson City Museum & Historical Society. Descendants of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush stampeders have been accessing archival information at the museum for decades. In response to this demand, the records most commonly used for Gold Rush family history research were digitized for the searchable Gold Rush Genealogy Research Database.
These records include placer mining applications, a postmaster's list of people traveling in the Klondike, death records, the 1901 census (Dawson City only), NWMP entry records, and lists of people involved with various professions, clubs, and churches. The numerical codes attached to some record entries indicate file sources, microfilm numbers, mining claim numbers, and some census information including ethnicity, occupation, social status and religion may also be available.
When you enter the name you are researching in the search window and hit Submit Query, the database searches through the entire list of records that show up when you scroll down the page. Whenever there is a "hit" the name will appear in association with the record where it was found.
Depending on the type of record, it might be possible to follow-up on the lead at the Dawson Museum, so if you require further information about an individual in the database please contact:
Dawson City Museum
Dawson City, Yukon, Canada Y0B 1G0
Phone: (867) 993-5291
Fax: (867) 993-5839
The museum research library has many other genealogical resources available including baptismal and marriage records, tax rolls, directories and gazetteers, school registers, the Museum's collection of photographs and our vertical biographical and subject indexed files. Fees for research are CDN $25.00 per hour.
The Dawson City Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit organization that relies on grants and volunteers to operate. Research queries are handled in the order received as time permits, so a response may take some time. The Gold Rush Genealogy Research Database was assembled with financial assistance from the Yukon/Canada Economic Development Agreement for Tourism. Thanks also to historian Charlene Porsild, for sharing her quantitative Klondike master data list.