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[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
  
 
=== District of Columbia Research Strategies  ===
 
=== District of Columbia Research Strategies  ===
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*Sharon Hodges." Resources for Locating District of Columbia Ancestors." NGS Magazine 41 # 2 (April-June 2015): 18-23. FHL 973 D25ngs
 
*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 District of Columbia.  
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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 Birth Records|Birth Information]]
 
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]
 
*[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]
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These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in District of Columbia.  
 
These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in District of Columbia.  
*The Wiki pages for [[Maryland Genealogy|Maryland]] and [[Virginia Genealogy|Virginia]] will help if you have ancestors who lived in the area prior to 1800.  
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*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.  
  
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[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
=== District of Columbia Record Finder  ===
 
=== District of Columbia Record Finder  ===
  
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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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]].'''
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| style="padding:10px"| '''2. Try these records first:'''  
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| style="padding:10px"|'''3. Other useful records'''
 
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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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Birth information
| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]], [[District of Columbia Taxation|Taxation]]
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Birth Records|Birth records]]
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church records]]  
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*[[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>(after 1906)
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*[[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military records]]  
 
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| align="left" | Birth date
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Birth and Death Records]], [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Records]]  
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| style="padding:10px"|
| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[District of Columbia Census|Census]]
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records|Marriage records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible records]]  
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*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military records]]
 
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| style="padding:10px"|Death information
| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Birth and Death Records]], [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Census|Census]]  
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| style="padding:10px"|  
| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Newspapers]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death Records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
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*[[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Records]]
 
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| align="left" | City or parish of foreign birth
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| style="padding:10px"|Parents
| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Marriage and Death Records]], [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[District of Columbia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Birth Records|Birth records]]
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[District of Columbia Census|Census]]
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*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church records]]  
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*[[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
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*[[District of Columbia, United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Census|Census]], [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Death Records]], [[District of Columbia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]],
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Maiden name
| 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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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate records]]  
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*[[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Vital Records|Death Records]], [[District of Columbia Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[District of Columbia Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[District of Columbia Church Records|Church Records]], [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
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Immigration date
| 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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*[[District of Columbia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>(after 1906)
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*[[District of Columbia Census|Census]]  
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*[[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
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*[[District of Columbia History|History]]
 
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[District of Columbia Census|Census]]
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Naturalization
| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Newspapers and Obituaries|Newspapers]], [[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
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*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>(after 1906)
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*[[District of Columbia Census|Census]]
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*[[District of Columbia Court Records|Court Records]]  
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*[[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
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*[[District of Columbia Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| align="left" | [[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]]
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Physical description
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*[[District of Columbia Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]<br>(after 1906) (after 1906)
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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 Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[District of Columbia Land and Property|Land and Property]], [[District of Columbia Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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*[[District of Columbia Biography|Biography]]
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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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=== Further District of Columbia Research  ===
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*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[District of Columbia Record Finder]].'''
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*For online record collections, go to [[District of Columbia Online Genealogy Records|'''District of Columbia Online Genealogy Records.''']]
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*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]].
 
  
 
{{District of Columbia|District of Columbia}}  
 
{{District of Columbia|District of Columbia}}  

Latest revision as of 00:54, 26 September 2020

District of Columbia Wiki Topics
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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]