Difference between revisions of "District of Columbia Research Tips and Strategies"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
m
m (Text replacement - "[STATE]" to "District of Columbia")
Line 29: Line 29:
  
 
[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
=== [STATE] Record Finder  ===
+
=== 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 [[[STATE] 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%" border="1"
 
{| width="70%" border="1"
Line 42: Line 42:
 
Birth information  
 
Birth information  
 
| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
 
| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
*[[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
+
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Birth Records|Birth records]]
*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
+
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church records]]  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible records]]
*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military records]]  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="padding:10px"|Marriage information  
 
| style="padding:10px"|Marriage information  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage records]]
+
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records|Marriage records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible records]]  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church records]]
*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate records]]
*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="padding:10px"|Death information  
 
| style="padding:10px"|Death information  
 
| style="padding:10px"|  
 
| style="padding:10px"|  
*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death Records]]
+
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death Records]]
*[[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate Records]]
*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]]
*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="padding:10px"|Parents  
 
| style="padding:10px"|Parents  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
+
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Birth Records|Birth records]]
*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
+
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Census|Census]]
*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church records]]  
 
| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
 
| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
*[[[STATE], United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
+
*[[District of Columbia, United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
Maiden name  
 
Maiden name  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
+
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate records]]  
 
| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
 
| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]]
*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
Immigration date  
 
Immigration date  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Census|Census]]  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]]
*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
*[[[STATE] History|History]]
+
*[[District of Columbia History|History]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
Naturalization  
 
Naturalization  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Census|Census]]
*[[[STATE] Court Records|Court Records]]  
+
*[[District of Columbia Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[[STATE] Voting Records|Voting Records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Voting Records|Voting Records]]
*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
*[[[STATE] Periodicals|Periodicals]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
Physical description  
 
Physical description  
 
| style="padding:10px"|
 
| style="padding:10px"|
*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]]
*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)  
+
*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)  
 
| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
 
| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
+
*[[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
*[[[STATE] History|History]]
+
*[[District of Columbia History|History]]
 
|}
 
|}
  
=== Further [STATE] Research  ===
+
=== Further District of Columbia Research  ===
*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
+
*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[District of Columbia Record Finder]].'''
*For online record collections, go to [[[STATE] Online Genealogy Records|'''[STATE] Online Genealogy Records.''']]
+
*For online record collections, go to [[District of Columbia Online Genealogy Records|'''District of Columbia Online Genealogy Records.''']]
*For more research on [STATE], including research at the county level, visit the [[[STATE], United States Genealogy|'''[STATE]''']] page on the Research Wiki.
+
*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.
  
  

Revision as of 22:24, 25 September 2020

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

Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page

The District of Columbia Research Tips and Strategies page 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.



District of Columbia Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

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 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.

1. What you are looking for: 2. Try these records first: 3. Other useful records

Birth information

Marriage information
Death information
Parents

Maiden name

Immigration date

Naturalization

Physical description

Further District of Columbia Research[edit | edit source]