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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research.
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[District of Columbia|District of Columbia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[District_of_Columbia_Archives_and_Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]''
  
'''National Archives<br>'''Pennsylvania Avenue at 8th Street, N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20408<br>Telephone: 202-501-5415<br>Fax: 301-713-6740<br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/
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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research for the District of Columbia.  
  
'''Columbia Historical Society'''<br>333 Constitution Avenue, NW<br>Room 4826<br>Washington, DC 20001-2866<br>Telephone: 202-785-2068<br>Fax: 202-887-5785 <br>Internet: http://www.dcchs.org/
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=== Archives  ===
  
'''District of Columbia Public Library'''<br>Information and Reference<br>901 "G" Street, N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20001-4599<br>Telephone: 202-727-0321<br>Fax: 202-707-1129 <br>Internet: http://dclibrary.org/
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[http://www.archives.gov/ '''National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)''']<br>Pennsylvania Avenue at 8th Street, N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20408<br>Telephone: 202-501-5415<br>Fax: 301-713-6740<br>The archives has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources. [[National Archives and Records Administration|Learn more]].  
  
'''Library of Congress'''<br>General Reference and Bibliography Division<br>101 Independence Avenue at First Street, S.E.<br>Washington, DC 20504<br>Telephone: 202-707-5000<br>Fax: 202-707-5844 <br>Internet: http://www.loc.gov/index.html
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[http://www.msa.md.gov/ '''Maryland State Archives''']<br>350 Rowe Boulevard<br>Annapolis, MD 21401<br>Telephone: 410-260-6400<br>Toll free: 1-800-235-4045
  
'''Maryland State Archives'''<br>350 Rowe Boulevard<br>Annapolis, MD 21401<br>Telephone: 410-260-6400<br>Toll free: 1-800-235-4045<br>Fax: 410-974-3895 <br>Internet: http://www.msa.md.gov/
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=== Libraries  ===
  
Guides to specific research collections are:
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[http://www.loc.gov/index.html '''Library of Congress''']<br>101 Independence Avenue S.E.<br>Washington, DC 20504<br>Telephone: 202-707-5000<br>[[Library of Congress|Learn more.]]
  
Benton, Mildred, ed. ''Library and Reference Facilities in the Area of the District of Columbia''. 12th edition. American Society for Information Science, 1986. (FHL book 975.3 J5j.)
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[http://dclibrary.org/ '''District of Columbia Public Library''']<br>Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library<br>901 "G" Street, N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20001-4599<br>Telephone: 202-727-0321<br>The library's [http://dclibrary.org/research/collections Special Collections] include Washingtoniana, The Peabody Room (Georgetown historical resources), and the Black Studies Center.
  
Provine, Dorothy S. ''Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Government of the District of Columbia.'' Record Group 351. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1976. (FHL book 975.3 A1 No. 8.)
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[http://www.dcchs.org/ '''Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit''']<br>333 Constitution Avenue, NW<br>Room 4714<br>Washington, DC 20001-2866<br>Telephone: 202-216-7346
  
=== The Internet and Message Boards ===
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[http://www.gallaudet.edu/Library_Deaf_Collections_and_Archives.html '''Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives''']<br>800 Florida Ave. N.E.<br>Washington, DC 20002<br>Telephone: 202-250-2604<br>TTY 202-651-5209<br>Fax: 202-651-5213<br>Library collections include records, manuscripts, photographs, biographies, and other genealogical resources.
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'''[[Family History Library|Family History Library]]'''<br> 35 North West Temple Street<br>Salt Lake City, Utah 84150<br>Telephone: 801-240-2584
  
The internet is an important tool for obtaining information. The internet itself can serve as a library. Through the internet family history researchers can:
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The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than three billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world. Collections include digitized historical records, microfilms and microfiche, books, maps, and much more. Explore at [http://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org].
  
* Locate other researchers
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[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site. These local centers are staffed by volunteers and have varying hours and resources so call to verify their hours in advance.
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* Send and receive e-mail
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* Join in computer chat and lecture sessions
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You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from the District of Columbia in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost.
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:[http://www.wdcfhc.org/ Washington DC Family History Center]<br>10000 Stoneybrook Drive<br>Kensington, Maryland<br>Telephone: 301-587-0042
  
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=== Repository Guides  ===
  
=== USGenWeb ===
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*Benton, Mildred, ed. ''Library and Reference Facilities in the Area of the District of Columbia''. 12th edition. American Society for Information Science, 1986. {{FHL|808616|item|disp=FHL book 975.3 J5j}} {{WorldCat
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*Eales, Anne Bruner and Robert M. Kvasnicka. ''Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States''. Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: National Archives and Records Administration, 2000. {{FHL|1011178|item|disp=FHL book 973 J53e}} {{WorldCat|44420788|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}}
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*Neagles, James C. and Mark C. Neagles. ''The Library of Congress: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research''. Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Ancestry Pub., 1990. {{FHL|519596|item|disp=FHL book 973 D23ne}} {{WorldCat|20826473|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}}
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*Provine, Dorothy S. ''Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Government of the District of Columbia.'' Record Group 351. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1976. {{FHL|327090|title-id|disp=book 975.3 A1 No. 8}} {{WorldCat|2819255|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}}
  
http://www.usgenweb.com/
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=== District of Columbia Digital Collections  ===
  
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from the District of Columbia in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Much of the information is available at no cost. Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:
  
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly-updated research coordination list.
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[http://www.familysearch.org/ '''FamilySearch'''] - At this site you can access digitized historical records, the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]], lists of [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]], and other resources related to family history.  
  
For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the [http://www.familysearchwiki.org/resolveuid/5b064d1a23681998ba8ead6420975101 United States Research Topics],&nbsp;"Archives and Libraries" section.
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[http://www.theusgenweb.org/dcgenweb/ '''DCGenWeb'''] - a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country
  
=== FamilySearch™ ===
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/dc/ '''CyndisList'''] - a major portal linking to a variety of family history sites
  
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The Family History Library and some Family History Centers have computers with FamilySearch™. FamilySearch is a collection of computer files containing several million names. FamilySearch is a good place to begin your research. Some of the records come from compiled sources; some have been automated from original sources.
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Revision as of 21:47, 2 November 2012

United States go to District of Columbia go to Archives and Libraries

The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful for genealogical research for the District of Columbia.

Contents

Archives

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Pennsylvania Avenue at 8th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20408
Telephone: 202-501-5415
Fax: 301-713-6740
The archives has microfilms of all available federal census records, many naturalization records, passenger arrival lists, military records, and other historical resources. Learn more.

Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telephone: 410-260-6400
Toll free: 1-800-235-4045

Libraries

Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue S.E.
Washington, DC 20504
Telephone: 202-707-5000
Learn more.

District of Columbia Public Library
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 "G" Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-4599
Telephone: 202-727-0321
The library's Special Collections include Washingtoniana, The Peabody Room (Georgetown historical resources), and the Black Studies Center.

Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 4714
Washington, DC 20001-2866
Telephone: 202-216-7346

Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives
800 Florida Ave. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Telephone: 202-250-2604
TTY 202-651-5209
Fax: 202-651-5213
Library collections include records, manuscripts, photographs, biographies, and other genealogical resources.

Family History Library
35 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Telephone: 801-240-2584

The Family History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints houses a collection of genealogical records that include names of more than three billion deceased people. It’s the largest collection of its kind in the world. Collections include digitized historical records, microfilms and microfiche, books, maps, and much more. Explore at FamilySearch.org.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. These local centers are staffed by volunteers and have varying hours and resources so call to verify their hours in advance.

Washington DC Family History Center
10000 Stoneybrook Drive
Kensington, Maryland
Telephone: 301-587-0042

Repository Guides

  • Benton, Mildred, ed. Library and Reference Facilities in the Area of the District of Columbia. 12th edition. American Society for Information Science, 1986. FHL book 975.3 J5j {{WorldCat

1388684|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat).}}

District of Columbia Digital Collections

links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Web Sites

You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from the District of Columbia in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Much of the information is available at no cost. Addresses on the Internet change frequently. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more sites:

FamilySearch - At this site you can access digitized historical records, the Family History Library Catalog, lists of Family History Centers, and other resources related to family history.

DCGenWeb - a cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country

CyndisList - a major portal linking to a variety of family history sites