District of Columbia Genealogy Search

Perform a free District of Columbia public genealogy records search, including genealogy ancestry histories, family search histories, and family trees.


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DC Public Library Database https://www.dclibrary.org/research View DC Public Library research section and find all the relevant information.

District of Columbia Department of Health Vital Records http://doh.dc.gov/service/vital-records View District of Columbia Department of Health vital records requirements, including office hours and who is entitled to one.

District of Columbia State Birth Certificates https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/birth-certificates View District of Columbia birth certificate information, including required identification and fees for certified copy requests.

District of Columbia State Death Certificates & Records https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/death-certificates Find District of Columbia death records, and learn about the fees and process for requesting copies of certified death certificates.

District of Columbia State Divorce Certificates https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/dc.htm Find District of Columbia divorce certificate information, including confidentiality, fees, and certified copy request procedure.

District of Columbia State Marriage Certificates & Records https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/marriage-records View District of Columbia marriage certificate and license requirements, including fees for certified marriage record copy requests.

District of Columbia State Vital Records https://dchealth.dc.gov/vital-records View District of Columbia vital records information, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificate copy requests, related fees, and identification requirements.

Obits Archive Obituaries http://www.obitsarchive.com/obituaries/usa/district-of-columbia Search Obits Archive obituary by last name, first name, event date, keyword, or city.

Find District of Columbia Genealogy Records

District of Columbia Genealogy Records provide information on people who were born, lived, or died in DC. Several government agencies and departments maintain Genealogy Records, including the U.S. Census Bureau, District of Columbia offices, and county offices. These records help people track family histories and trace lineages. In District of Columbia, Vital Records Offices hold Genealogy Records such as birth, marriage, and death records that date back over a century.

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  • Birth and marriage records
  • District of Columbia Death records
  • Property deeds and sales
  • DC Military records
  • Online access to genealogy records