This is a list of free Washington DC | District of Columbia Genealogy Records Online at FamilySearch.

 

Included are DC birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Washington, DC collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.

 

Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.

 

This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your DC ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but are a treasure trove of information.

 

These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.

 

 

 

How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.

 

 

 

Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Washington DC Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

District of Columbia Birth records

 

District of Columbia Marriage records

 

District of Columbia Death records

 

Cemeteries

 

Funeral Homes

 

Obituaries

 

Wills & Probate

 

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Washington DC Residence Records

Census

1800

 

1820

 

1830

 

1840

 

1850

 

1860

 

1870

 

1880

 

1890

 

1900

 

1910

 

1920

 

1930

 

1940

 

Native American Census Records

 

Citizenship | Naturalization | Migration

 

Directories

 

Land

 

Maps & Gazetteers

 

Pensions

 

Taxes

 

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Washington DC Military Records

 

Military history

 

Military records

 

Military records – Pensions

 

Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

 

Mexican War

 

Civil War, 1861-1865

 

Indian Wars

 

World War I, 1914-1918

 

World War II, 1939-1945

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Washington DC Daily Life Records

 

Alumni, Schools & Yearbooks

 

Biographies

DC – Biography

 

Church

 

Court

 

Description and travel

 

Ethnic

African American

 

German

United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012, index & images

 

Japanese American

 

Jewish

 

Native American

 

Employment | Business | Commerce

 

History

 

Genealogies & Family Trees

 

Government & Legal

 

Libraries, Museums & Archives

 

Medical

 

Newspapers

 

Slavery & Bondage (also see Ethnic, African-American, Japanese American, Native American)

 

Societies & Lineages

 

Washington DC Modern Helps

Research

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