District of Columbia Directories
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Directories of heads of households have been published for the District of Columbia.
Resources for District of Columbia Directories
Libraries and Archives
Washington and Georgetown directories are at the Library of Congress.
- Fold3.com ($) has District of Columbia Directories 1866-1923 (2 yrs. missing) and miscellaneous years going back to 1822 available online.
- Ancestry.com ($) has District of Columbia directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
Fold3 and Ancestry are sometimes free at libraries.
The Family History Library
The Family History Library has directories for:
- 1822-1860 DC city directories FHL 6044618 to 6044628
- 1862-1935 DC city directories FHL 1377578 to 1377594+
- 1889-1928 DC city directories FHL 1320614
- 1956, 1960 DC city directories FHL 975.3/W1 E4p
The library also has a prominent citizens directory for the years 1908-1909 (FHL 1000157).
- City Directories of the United States for the District of Columbia identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.