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{{DC-sidebar}}''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United_States_Genealogy|United States]]&nbsp; | link2=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngDistrict_of_Columbia,_United_States_Genealogy|District of Columbia]]&nbsp; | link3=| link4=| link5=[[District of Columbia GenealogyResearch Tips and Strategies|District of ColumbiaResearch Tips and Strategies]]&nbsp}}{|style="float:right; [[Imagemargin-right:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp030px; [[District_of_Columbia_Research background-color:#acd9f9" " width="25%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" |<center><font size = "4"><br>'''Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page'''</font></center><br><center>''The District of Columbia Research Tips and Strategiespage consists of links to specific research strategies for the District of Columbia. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.''</center><br>|}<br><br>[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]''
=== District of Columbia Research Strategies ===
*Sharon Hodges." Resources for Locating District of Columbia Ancestors." NGS Magazine 41 # 2 (April-June 2015): 18-23. FHL 973 D25ngs Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in the District of Columbia.
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Birth Records|Birth Information]]
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death Information]]
*[[Step-by-Step District of Columbia Research, 1880-Present]]
 
=== District of Columbia Research Tips ===
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in District of Columbia.
*The Wiki pages for [[Maryland , United States Genealogy|Maryland]] and [[Virginia , United States Genealogy|Virginia]] will help if you have ancestors who lived in the area prior to 1800.
[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
=== District of Columbia Record Finder ===
This brief Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research. '''For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[District of Columbia Record Finder]].''' {| width="70%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5" border="1"
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | '''1. If You Need&nbsp;What you are looking for:''' | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | '''2. Look First InTry these records first:''' | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | '''3. Then SearchOther useful records'''
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | Age Birth information | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px; vertical-align:top" | *[[How to Find District of Columbia CensusBirth Records|CensusBirth records]], *[[How to Find District of Columbia Vital Death Records|Vital RecordsDeath records]]*[[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]], *[[District of Columbia CemeteriesChurch Records|CemeteriesChurch records]] | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]*[[District of Columbia Military Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>(after 1906)*[[District of Columbia Bible Records|Military RecordsBible records]], *[[District of Columbia TaxationMilitary Records|TaxationMilitary records]]
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | Birth date Marriage information | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[How to Find District of Columbia Vital Marriage Records|Birth and Death RecordsMarriage records]], *[[District of Columbia Church RecordsNewspapers and Obituaries|Church RecordsObituaries]], *[[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Recordsrecords]] | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[District of Columbia CemeteriesChurch Records|CemeteriesChurch records]], *[[District of Columbia Newspapers and ObituariesProbate Records|ObituariesProbate records]], *[[District of Columbia CensusMilitary Records|CensusMilitary records]]
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | Birthplace Death information | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[How to Find District of Columbia Vital Death Records|Birth and Death Records]], *[[District of Columbia Church RecordsCemeteries|Church RecordsCemeteries]], *[[District of Columbia CensusNewspapers and Obituaries|CensusObituaries]] | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[District of Columbia Newspapers and ObituariesProbate Records|Probate Records]]*[[District of Columbia Church Records|NewspapersChurch Records]], *[[District of Columbia Newspapers and ObituariesBible Records|ObituariesBible Records]]
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | City or parish of foreign birth Parents | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[How to Find District of Columbia Vital Birth Records|Marriage and Birth records]]*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death records]]*[[District of Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]], *[[District of Columbia Church RecordsCensus|Church RecordsCensus]], *[[District of Columbia Naturalization and CitizenshipChurch Records|Naturalization and CitizenshipChurch records]]| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px; vertical-align:top" | *[[District of Columbia Newspapers and ObituariesBiography|ObituariesBiography]], *[[District of Columbia Emigration and Immigration, United States Genealogy|Emigration and ImmigrationGenealogy]]
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | Country of foreign birth Maiden name | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[How to Find District of Columbia Census|Census]], [[District of Columbia Vital Marriage Records|Death Marriage Records]], *[[District of Columbia Emigration Newspapers and ImmigrationObituaries|Emigration and ImmigrationObituaries]], *[[District of Columbia Naturalization and CitizenshipProbate Records|Naturalization and CitizenshipProbate records]], | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px; vertical-align:top" | *[[District of Columbia Military Church Records|Military Church Records]], *[[District of Columbia Church Military Records|Church Military Records]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Newspapers]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | Death Immigration date | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[District of Columbia Vital RecordsEmigration and Immigration|Death RecordsEmigration and Immigration]], *[[District of Columbia CemeteriesNaturalization and Citizenship|CemeteriesNaturalization and Citizenship]], <br>(after 1906)*[[District of Columbia Probate RecordsCensus|Probate Records]], [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|ObituariesCensus]] | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|NewspapersObituaries]], *[[District of Columbia Bible RecordsBiography|Bible RecordsBiography]], *[[District of Columbia Military RecordsHistory|Military RecordsHistory]],
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | Immigration date Naturalization | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[District of Columbia Emigration Naturalization and ImmigrationCitizenship|Emigration Naturalization and ImmigrationCitizenship]], <br>(after 1906)*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and CitizenshipCensus|Naturalization and CitizenshipCensus]], *[[District of Columbia CensusCourt Records|CensusCourt Records]]| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | *[[District of Columbia Newspapers and ObituariesBiography|NewspapersBiography]], *[[District of Columbia BiographyPeriodicals|BiographyPeriodicals]]
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| alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | Maiden name Physical description | alignstyle="leftpadding:10px" | [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Newspapers]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], *[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]], [[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Records]] |-| align="left" | Marriage | align="left" | [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Marriage Records]], [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Census|Census]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Newspapers]]| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]], [[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate Records]], *[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[District of Columbia Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Records]] <br>(after 1906) (after 1906) |style="padding:10px; vertical-| align="left:top" | Parents, children, and other family members | align="left" | *[[District of Columbia CensusBiography|CensusBiography]], [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate Records]], *[[District of Columbia Newspapers and ObituariesHistory|ObituariesHistory]], | align="left" | [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Newspapers]], [[District of Columbia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[District of Columbia Compiled Genealogies|Genealogies]], [[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Records]] }
=== Further District of Columbia Research ===*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[District of Columbia Record Finder]].'''*For online record collections, go to [[District of Columbia Online Genealogy Records|}'''District of Columbia Online Genealogy Records.''']]*For more research on District of Columbia, including research at the county level, visit the [[District of Columbia, United States Genealogy|'''District of Columbia''']] page on the Research Wiki.
To look for more information on District of Columbia records, go [[District of Columbia Record Finder|here]].
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