Welcome to Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
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Welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers. This is a continuation of our original
Illinois Trails History and Genealogy Project and we are excited about this opportunity to expand into other states.

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Location and Climate
The Fairbanks North Star Borough is located in the heart of Interior Alaska, and is the second-largest population center in the state. Fairbanks lies 45 minutes by air from Anchorage and 3 hours from Seattle.It lies at approximately 64.833330° North Latitude and -147.716670° West Longitude . The area encompasses 7,361.0 sq. miles of land and 77.8 sq. miles of water. Interior Alaska experiences seasonal temperature extremes. January temperatures range from -66 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. July temperatures range from 30 to 99 degrees Fahrenheit. Annual precipitation is 10.37 inches, with 67.8 inches of snowfall. During the winter months, if the temperature drops below -20 degrees Fahrenheit, ice fog can occur. Fairbanks is known for its lingering summer days. When the solstice arrives, there are more than 22 hours of daylight.

History, Culture and Demographics
Koyukon Athabascans have lived in this area for thousands of years. Fairbanks developed when the Chena steamboat landing brought many non-Natives to Fairbanks during the Pedro Dome gold rush. The population of the area continued to increase after construction of the Alcan Highway and the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

The population of the community consists of 9.9% Alaska Native or part Native. The Fairbanks area is the second largest population settlement in Alaska.

Communities located within the Borough include:
College, Eielson Air Force Base, Ester, Fairbanks, Fox, Harding Lake, Moose Creek, North Pole, Pleasant Valley, Salcha, and Two Rivers. Fairbanks is the borough seat.

Economy and Transportation
City, Borough, State and federal government agencies, including the military, provide over one-third of the employment in the Borough. The Borough School District and the University of Alaska Fairbanks are the primary public employers. Approximately 6,000 residents are military. Retail services, gold mining, tourism, transportation, medical, and other services are the primary private sector activities. The Fort Knox hardrock gold mine produces 1,200 ounces daily with 360 permanent year-round employees.

The Richardson Highway, the Parks Highway, the Steese Highway and the Elliott Highway connect the Interior to Anchorage, Canada and the lower 48. Truck, rail and air services provide transportation of cargo. Scheduled jet services are available at Fairbanks International airport.

Fairbanks is home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the oldest college in Alaska.

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Website Updates:
May 2012: HENRY obit
Previous Updates:
News Item about POPPLE, Gold Strike news story, Towns; News Items from 1906-1911; SULLIVAN obit; Cemeteries; Clay St and Birch Hill Cem. burials,
News Items about Chena Hot Springs, baseball player CONWAY and death of HUDDLESTON; 1913 news articles about Chief Wiseman and Andrew J. Maiden, Joseph Teeman obit

Adjacent boroughs and census areas

Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska - north
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area, Alaska - southeast
Denali Borough, Alaska - southwest

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