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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:''' &nbsp;[http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-genealogy.html Ask a Librarian]<ref name="ContInfo">"Contact Information" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/address.html (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref> <br>
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'''E-mail:''' &nbsp;[http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-genealogy.html Ask a Librarian]<ref name="ContInfo">"Contact Information" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/address.html (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref> <br>  
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="LHGRR">"Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref>  
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'''Address:'''<ref name="LHGRR">"Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2010).</ref><br>  
  
:Local History and Genealogy Reading Room  
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:Local History and Genealogy Reading Room <br>
:101 Independence Ave. SE  
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:101 Independence Ave. SE <br>
:Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4  
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:Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4 <br>
 
:Washington, D.C. 20540-4660 <br><br>
 
:Washington, D.C. 20540-4660 <br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;Reading Room: 202-707-5537<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;202-707-1957  
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;Reading Room: 202-707-5537<br>'''Fax:'''<ref name="ContInfo" /> &nbsp;202-707-1957 <br>
  
'''Hours:''' Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 9:30pm<ref name="LHGRR" />  
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'''Hours:''' Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 9:30pm<ref name="LHGRR" /> <br>Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm <br>Closed Sundays and [http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2010.asp federal holidays] <br>  
  
:Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm
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'''Public transportation, maps, and directions:''' <br>  
:Closed Sundays and [http://www.opm.gov/Operating_Status_Schedules/fedhol/2010.asp federal holidays] <br><br>
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'''Public transportation, maps, and directions:''' <br>
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:*'''''Subway.''''' Exit Metrorail [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/images/metrorailmap.html Orange or Blue Line] '''''Capitol South''''' subway statiion, on 1st Street go north one block to Independence Ave., then east almost to 2nd Street. Go in the front entrance at ground level if you have your reader's card. If not, go to the Adams Building. <br>  
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:*'''''Buses.''''' Metrobuses 32, 34, 36, 39, 922, 929, 995, A11, C40, and CIRC stop near Independence Ave and 1st Street.
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:*[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&sll=38.887692,-77.006049&sspn=0.008618,0.013797&g=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=101+Independence+Ave+SE,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia,+20024&ll=38.887692,-77.006049&spn=0.017237,0.027595&z=14&output=embed map] of the location in the city
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:*[http://www.loc.gov/loc/maps/images/g-jeffsn.jpg map] of the Thomas Jefferson Building; the Local History &amp; Genealogy Reading Room is in the southeast corner.
  
*'''''Subway.''''' Exit Metrorail [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/metro/images/metrorailmap.html Orange or Blue Line] '''''Capitol South''''' subway statiion, on 1st Street go north one block to Independence Ave., then east almost to 2nd Street. Use the Jefferson Building southeast back entrance.  
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'''Internet sites, databases, and duplication service'''  
*'''''Buses.''''' Metrobuses 32, 34, 36, 39, 922, 929, 995, A11, C40, and CIRC stop near Independence Ave and 1st Street.  
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&sll=38.887692,-77.006049&sspn=0.008618,0.013797&g=101+Independence+Avenue+SE,+Washington,+DC&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=101+Independence+Ave+SE,+Washington,+District+of+Columbia,+20024&ll=38.887692,-77.006049&spn=0.017237,0.027595&z=14&output=embed map] of the location in the city
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ LC Local History and Genealogy Reading Room], tour &amp; research orientations, before you begin, collections, searching tips, gifts, bibliographies and guides, American Memory, ask a librarian.<br>
*[http://www.loc.gov/loc/maps/images/g-jeffsn.jpg map] of the Thomas Jefferson Building; the Local History &amp; Genealogy Reading Room is in the southeast corner.
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*[http://catalog.loc.gov/ LC Catalog Online] Title, Author, Subject, Call number, LCCN, ISSN, ISBN, Keywords searches, and in [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].<br>
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*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/internet.html Internet Subscription Services list], fee-based and free sites available to the public at the LC.<br>
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*[http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress], research and visitor resources, research centers, library news, popular topics.  
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] Historic American Newspapers, [[Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers|Library of Congress Chronicling America]]. An online digitized collection of U.S. newspapers and an index to virtually all of the newspapers published in America from 1690 to the present.
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*[http://www.loc.gov/duplicationservices/duplication-101/ Duplication service] copies of LC materials made available to the public for a fee.
  
 
{{Wikipedia|Library of Congress}}  
 
{{Wikipedia|Library of Congress}}  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
 
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ LC Local History and Genealogy Reading Room], tour &amp; research orientations, before you begin, collections, searching tips, gifts, bibliographies and guides, American Memory, ask a librarian.<br>
 
*[http://catalog.loc.gov/ Library of Congress Catalog Online] Title, Author, Subject, Call number, LCCN, ISSN, ISBN, Keywords searches.<br>
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/internet.html Internet Subscription Services list], fee-based and free sites available to the public in the LH&amp;G Reading Room.<br>
 
*[http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress home page], research and visitor resources, research centers, library news, popular topics.
 
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
Established in 1800, the original small library was destroy during the British invasion of 1814. Thomas Jefferson offered his own personal library of 6,487 books as a replacement. Since becoming the U.S. copyright repository it has grown to the largest library in the world. It serves both houses of Congress, and is open to the public.<ref>"History" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/about/history.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref>  
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Established in 1800, the original small library was destroyed during the British invasion of 1814. Thomas Jefferson offered his own personal library of 6,487 books as a replacement. Since becoming the U.S. copyright repository it has grown to the largest library in the world. It serves both houses of Congress, and is open to the public.<ref>"History" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/about/history.html (accessed 18 October 2008).</ref>  
  
The [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] has 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, rich in collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, published material, bibliographies, and research guides. It is strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp; Internet subscription service databases include Ancestry, HeritageQuest, Accessable Archives, New England Ancestors, as well as America History and Life, ArchivesUSA, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, JSTOR, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers.  
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The [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] has 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, rich in collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, published material, bibliographies, and research guides. It is strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.<ref name="LHGRR" />&nbsp; Internet subscription service databases include Ancestry, HeritageQuest, Accessable Archives, New England Ancestors, as well as America History and Life, ArchivesUSA, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, JSTOR, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] has moved to the '''Main Reading Room''', but services remiain unchanged.<ref>[http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/lhgcoll.html The Collections] in ''Local History and Genealogy Reading Room'' in ''Library of Congress'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>
  
The larger library also has incomparable royalty, nobility, and heraldry collections, making it one of a few libraries in America that offer such a combination.<br>
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The larger library also has incomparable royalty, nobility, and heraldry collections, making it one of a few libraries in America that offer such a combination.  
  
=== Tips  ===
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See also [https://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/congress-and-my-family-history/263/ Congress and My Family History] in the FamilySearch Learning Center.
  
*Before a visit to the LH&amp;G Reading Room, be sure to read [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/begin.html Before You Begin] about obtaining a Reader I.D. Card.
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{{Tip|Before a visit to the Library of Congress, be sure to read [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/begin.html Before You Begin] about obtaining a Reader I.D. Card.}}
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
*James C. Neagles, and Mark C. Neagles, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20826473 The Library of Congress&nbsp;: a Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research]'' (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Ancestry Pub., c1990) [[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=519596&disp=The+Library+of+Congress%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL Book 973 D23ne]].
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*James C. Neagles, and Mark C. Neagles, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20826473 The Library of Congress: a Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research]'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Pub., c1990) ({{FHL|519596|item}} 973 D23ne). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20826473 WorldCat entry].  
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*Christina K. Schaefer, ''The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capitol Area'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1996), 51-62. ({{FHL|770597|item}} 975.3 A3sc). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35091086 WorldCat entry]. Explains policies, procedures, and genealogical collections in several research rooms. Also describes important genealogical reference works created by the Library.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.  
 
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.  
*[[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>
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*[[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>  
*[http://www.nypl.org/locations/schwarzman/milstein-division-us-history-local-history-genealogy New York City Public Library] international genealogy, heraldry, personal and family names (in Roman alphabets), family papers, Dorot Jewish collection, maps, periodicals, American history at national, state, and local levels.  
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*[[New York Public Library]] international genealogy, heraldry, personal and family names (in Roman alphabets), family papers, Dorot Jewish collection, maps, periodicals, American history at national, state, and local levels.  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Historic_Genealogical_Society New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, national scope, 100 million name databases, 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, 20 million manuscrpt pages, vital records, periodicals for U.S., Canada, &amp; Britsh Isles.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England_Historic_Genealogical_Society New England Historic Genealogical Society], Boston, national scope, 100 million name databases, 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, 20 million manuscrpt pages, vital records, periodicals for U.S., Canada, &amp; Britsh Isles.&nbsp;  
*[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/overview.html Newberry Library] a large Chicago repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, &amp; British Isles.<br>
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*[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/overview.html Newberry Library] a large Chicago repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, &amp; British Isles.<br>  
*[http://www.onelibrary.com/Library/calslsut.htm California State Library–Sutro], San Francisco, best west coast genealogy collection for states outside California, 7,000 family histories. 35,000 local histories and vital records, federal census microfilms, and Mexican history.<br>
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*[http://www.onelibrary.com/Library/calslsut.htm California State Library–Sutro], San Francisco, best west coast genealogy collection for states outside California, 7,000 family histories. 35,000 local histories and vital records, federal census microfilms, and Mexican history.<br>  
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.  
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.  
*[http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research], Houston TX, newspapers, American Civil War, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Black Studies, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.<br>
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*[[Dallas Public Central Library]] 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ NARA National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, government and military personnel records starting 1917.<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ NARA National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, government and military personnel records starting 1917.<br>  
 
*[http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-genpg.htm St. Louis County Library], mostly Missouri, but includes St. Louis Genealogical, and National Genealogical Societies' collections, online databases, federal censuses, African American records, &amp; access to LDS microfilms.<br>
 
*[http://www.slcl.org/branches/hq/sc/sc-genpg.htm St. Louis County Library], mostly Missouri, but includes St. Louis Genealogical, and National Genealogical Societies' collections, online databases, federal censuses, African American records, &amp; access to LDS microfilms.<br>
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>  
*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II]&nbsp; Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.<br>
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*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II]&nbsp; Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.<br>  
*[[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|Daughters of the American Revolution Library]], Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.<br>
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*[[Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library|Daughters of the American Revolution Library]], Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.<br>  
*[http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1371,q,581955,dohnav_gid,1787,dohnav,|33120|.asp DC Vital Records Division] for birth and death records. [http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1374,q,580849,dohNav_GID,1802,dohNav,|33200|33240|.asp#9 DC Superior&nbsp;Court] for marriage and divorce records.  
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*[http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1371,q,581955,dohnav_gid,1787,dohnav,%7C33120%7C.asp DC Vital Records Division] for birth and death records. [http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1374,q,580849,dohNav_GID,1802,dohNav,%7C33200%7C33240%7C.asp#9 DC Superior&nbsp;Court] for marriage and divorce records.  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.  
 
*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.  
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia], digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.  
 
*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia], digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.  
*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada], Ottawa, vital, census, immigration, naturalization, military, land, and employment.<br>
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/index-e.html Library and Archives Canada], Ottawa, vital, census, immigration, naturalization, military, land, and employment.<br>  
 
*[http://biblional.bibliog.unam.mx/bibn/ Biblioteca Nacional de México], Mexico City, reference help, lectures, maps, history, manuscripts.<br>
 
*[http://biblional.bibliog.unam.mx/bibn/ Biblioteca Nacional de México], Mexico City, reference help, lectures, maps, history, manuscripts.<br>
  
 
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Library of Congress
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Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:  Ask a Librarian[1]

Address:[2]

Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
101 Independence Ave. SE
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ G4
Washington, D.C. 20540-4660

Telephone:[1]  Reading Room: 202-707-5537
Fax:[1]  202-707-1957

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30am - 9:30pm[2]
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Closed Sundays and federal holidays

Public transportation, maps, and directions:

  • Subway. Exit Metrorail Orange or Blue Line Capitol South subway statiion, on 1st Street go north one block to Independence Ave., then east almost to 2nd Street. Go in the front entrance at ground level if you have your reader's card. If not, go to the Adams Building.
  • Buses. Metrobuses 32, 34, 36, 39, 922, 929, 995, A11, C40, and CIRC stop near Independence Ave and 1st Street.
  • map of the location in the city
  • map of the Thomas Jefferson Building; the Local History & Genealogy Reading Room is in the southeast corner.

Internet sites, databases, and duplication service

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Library of Congress

Collection Description

Established in 1800, the original small library was destroyed during the British invasion of 1814. Thomas Jefferson offered his own personal library of 6,487 books as a replacement. Since becoming the U.S. copyright repository it has grown to the largest library in the world. It serves both houses of Congress, and is open to the public.[3]

The Local History and Genealogy Reading Room has 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, rich in collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, published material, bibliographies, and research guides. It is strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.[2]  Internet subscription service databases include Ancestry, HeritageQuest, Accessable Archives, New England Ancestors, as well as America History and Life, ArchivesUSA, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, JSTOR, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The Local History and Genealogy Reading Room has moved to the Main Reading Room, but services remiain unchanged.[4]

The larger library also has incomparable royalty, nobility, and heraldry collections, making it one of a few libraries in America that offer such a combination.

See also Congress and My Family History in the FamilySearch Learning Center.

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Library of Congress, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.
  • New York Public Library international genealogy, heraldry, personal and family names (in Roman alphabets), family papers, Dorot Jewish collection, maps, periodicals, American history at national, state, and local levels.
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, national scope, 100 million name databases, 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, 20 million manuscrpt pages, vital records, periodicals for U.S., Canada, & Britsh Isles. 
  • Newberry Library a large Chicago repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, & British Isles.
  • California State Library–Sutro, San Francisco, best west coast genealogy collection for states outside California, 7,000 family histories. 35,000 local histories and vital records, federal census microfilms, and Mexican history.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.
  • Dallas Public Central Library 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps, marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states, and online databases.
  • NARA National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, government and military personnel records starting 1917.
  • St. Louis County Library, mostly Missouri, but includes St. Louis Genealogical, and National Genealogical Societies' collections, online databases, federal censuses, African American records, & access to LDS microfilms.

Neighboring Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • National Archives II  Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution Library, Washington DC, Revolutionary War and colonial period, including family and local histories, cemetery transcriptions, Bible records, 15,000 genealogical membership applications.
  • DC Vital Records Division for birth and death records. DC Superior Court for marriage and divorce records.
  • Maryland State Archives, census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.
  • Library of Virginia, digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.
  • Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, vital, census, immigration, naturalization, military, land, and employment.
  • Biblioteca Nacional de México, Mexico City, reference help, lectures, maps, history, manuscripts.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Contact Information" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/address.html (accessed 12 May 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Local History and Genealogy Reading Room" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ (accessed 12 May 2010).
  3. "History" in The Library of Congress [Internet site] at http://www.loc.gov/about/history.html (accessed 18 October 2008).
  4. The Collections in Local History and Genealogy Reading Room in Library of Congress (accessed 31 December 2013).



 

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