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Our Washington D.C. genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Washington D.C., including:

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    Microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library
    Lineage from most original applications, 20,000 typescript volumes of Bible records and cemetery records, Revolutionary War Pension Index that includes names of persons mentioned in the pension papers (unlike online versions)
  • Library of Congress
    35 million books, 14 million photos, 3 million sound recordings, 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, published material, bibliographies, and research guides. Strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
  • District of Columbia Public Library
    City directories since 1822, phone books (1907-2005), marriages (1634-19900, deaths (1727-1950), obituaries (1800-present), church and cemetery records (1822-1983), Negro Resisters, slave cases, naturalizations
  • U.S.D. 1812 Memorial Library
    Library that focuses on period from end of the American Revolution through the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in 1815

  • St. Mary’s Seminary Library
    Catholic records older than 72 years

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Washington D.C. include:

  • Birth and christening records since 1830
  • Marriage records since 1811
  • Death records since 1849
  • Divorce records since 1956
  • Federal census records every 10 years starting in 1790; MD state census records for 1776 and 1778
  • Land records since 1792 (Maryland and Virgina since 1790)
  • Probate records from late 1700s to present
  • Church records from late 1700s of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers written from 1800 containing notices of births, marriages and deaths, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Washington D.C. and surrounding areas
  • Naturalization and citizenship records from 1802
  • Tax documents since 1800
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records

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