District of Columbia Research Tips and Strategies

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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.