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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.  
 
*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.  
  
=== District of Columbia Record Finder  ===
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[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
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=== [STATE] 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 [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
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| align="left" | '''1. If You Need&nbsp;'''  
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| style="padding:10px"| '''1. What you are looking for:'''  
| align="left" | '''2. Look First In'''  
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| style="padding:10px"| '''2. Try these records first:'''  
| align="left" | '''3. Then Search'''
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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 [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]  
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*[[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]
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*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]  
 
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| align="left" | Birth date
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| style="padding:10px"|Marriage information
| 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 [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage records]]
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]  
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
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*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]
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*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]
 
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| align="left" | Birthplace
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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 [STATE] Death Records|Death Records]]
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*[[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]  
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*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[[STATE] 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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| style="padding:10px"|
| 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 [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]  
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[[STATE], United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
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| align="left" | Country of foreign birth
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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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| style="padding:10px"|
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]  
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| style="padding:10px; vertical-align:top"|
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
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| align="left" | Death
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| style="padding:10px"|
| 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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| style="padding:10px"|
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*[[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]  
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[[STATE] History|History]]
 
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| align="left" | Immigration date
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| style="padding:10px"|
| 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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| style="padding:10px"|
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]
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*[[[STATE] Court Records|Court Records]]  
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*[[[STATE] Voting Records|Voting Records]]
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[[STATE] Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| align="left" | Maiden name
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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
| 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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*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
| align="left" | Marriage
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)
| 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]]
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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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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[[STATE] History|History]]
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| align="left" | [[District of Columbia Census|Census]], [[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 Obituaries|Obituaries]],
 
| 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 [STATE] Research  ===
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*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
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*For online record collections, go to [[[STATE] Online Genealogy Records|'''[STATE] Online Genealogy Records.''']]
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*For more research on [STATE], including research at the county level, visit the [[[STATE], United States Genealogy|'''[STATE]''']] 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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{{District of Columbia|District of Columbia}}  

Revision as of 23:20, 25 September 2020

District of Columbia Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
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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.

[STATE] 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 [[[STATE] Record Finder]].

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

Birth information

  • [[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]
Marriage information
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]
Death information
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
Parents
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE], United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]

Maiden name

  • [[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]

Immigration date

  • [[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] History|History]]

Naturalization

  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Court Records|Court Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Voting Records|Voting Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] Periodicals|Periodicals]]

Physical description

  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] History|History]]

Further [STATE] Research[edit | edit source]

  • Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].
  • For online record collections, go to [[[STATE] Online Genealogy Records|[STATE] 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.