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{{DC-sidebar}}''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[District of Columbia Genealogy|District of Columbia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[District_of_Columbia_Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]''  
  
This set of Wiki pages describes major sources of information about families from the District of Columbia. As you read these pages, study the [[United States]] set of Wiki pages, which will help you understand terminology and the contents and uses of genealogical records. 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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=== District of Columbia Research Strategies  ===
  
=== Records of the Family History Library  ===
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Below are links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in District of Columbia.
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Birth Records|Birth Information]]
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Marriage Records|Marriage Information]]
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*[[How to Find District of Columbia Death Records|Death Information]]
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*[[Step-by-Step District of Columbia Research, 1880-Present]]
  
The [[Family History Library]] has some of the records described in these Wiki pages. The library's major holdings include federal censuses, deeds, city directories, and newspapers. Some church, cemetery, and tax records are also available at the library. Several collections of records have been purchased from the [[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives]].
 
  
Some of the sources described in these Wiki pages list the Family History Library's book, microfilm, and microfiche numbers. These are preceded by FHL, the abbreviation for Family History Library. You can use these numbers to locate materials in the library and to order microfilm and microfiche at [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]].
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=== District of Columbia Research Tips  ===
  
=== FamilySearch Catalog  ===
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These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in District of Columbia.
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*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.
  
The library's records are listed in the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] found at the library and at each Family History Center. To find a record, look in the Place Search of the catalog for:
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=== District of Columbia Record Finder  ===
  
*The ''locality'' where your ancestor lived, such as:
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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.
  
:'''''UNITED STATES''''' — CENSUS
 
:'''''DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA''''' — TAXATION
 
:'''''DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON''''' — CEMETERIES<br><br>
 
 
*The ''record type'' you want to search, such as:
 
 
:UNITED STATES — '''''CENSUS'''''
 
:DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — '''''TAXATION'''''
 
:DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON — '''''CEMETERIES'''''<br><br>
 
 
The section headings in this&nbsp;set of Wiki pages&nbsp;match the names of record types used in the library catalog.
 
  
 
{{District of Columbia|District of Columbia}}  
 
{{District of Columbia|District of Columbia}}  
  
 
[[Category:Washington, D.C., United States|Introduction]]
 
[[Category:Washington, D.C., United States|Introduction]]

Revision as of 15:32, 6 March 2017

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

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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.