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How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, District of Columbia



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Birth

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• 1830-1955: District of Columbia Birth Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830-1955



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Marriage

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• 1810s-1950: District of Columbia Marriage Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950
District of Columbia Marriages, 1830-1921



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• 1800s-1950s: United States Marriages, District of Columbia at FindMyPast ($)




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Death

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• 1840s-1960s: District of Columbia Death Collections at FamilySearch - (List of collections) District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964
District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961
District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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