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This 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.  
 
This 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.  
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need '''
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| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''
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| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
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| align="left" | Age
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Census|Census]], [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Vital Records]], [[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]], [[District of Columbia Taxation|Taxation]]
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[District of Columbia Census|Census]]
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| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]],  [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Newspapers]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Newspapers]], [[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Records]], [[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]],
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| 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]]
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| 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]]
  
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To look for more information on District of Columbia records, go [[District of Columbia Record Selection Table|here]].
  
 
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[[Category:Washington, D.C., United States|Introduction]]
 
[[Category:Washington, D.C., United States|Introduction]]

Revision as of 17:55, 6 March 2017

District of Columbia Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
District of Columbia Background
Cultural Groups
Local Research Resources

United States Genealogy  Gotoarrow.png  District of Columbia  Gotoarrow.png  Research Tips and Strategies

District of Columbia Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in District of Columbia.


District of Columbia Research Tips[edit | edit source]

These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in District of Columbia.

  • The Wiki pages for Maryland and Virginia will help if you have ancestors who lived in the area prior to 1800.

District of Columbia Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This 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.

1. If You Need  2. Look First In 3. Then Search
Age Census, Vital Records, Cemeteries Military Records, Taxation
Birth date Birth and Death Records, Church Records, Bible Records Cemeteries, Obituaries, Census
Birthplace Birth and Death Records, Church Records, Census Newspapers, Obituaries
City or parish of foreign birth Marriage and Death Records, Church Records, Naturalization and Citizenship Obituaries, Emigration and Immigration
Country of foreign birth Census, Death Records, Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Military Records, Church Records, Newspapers, Obituaries
Death Death Records, Cemeteries, Probate Records, Church Records, Obituaries Newspapers, Bible Records, Military Records,
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Newspapers, Biography
Maiden name Vital Records, Church Records, Newspapers, Obituaries Cemeteries, Military Records, Probate Records, Bible Records
Marriage Marriage Records, Church Records, Census, Newspapers Cemeteries, Military Records, Probate Records, Naturalization and Citizenship, Land and Property, Bible Records
Parents, children, and other family members Census, Vital Records, Church Records, Probate Records, Obituaries, Newspapers, Emigration and Immigration, Genealogies, Bible Records

To look for more information on District of Columbia records, go here.