This is a list of Washington DC substitute birth, marriage, and death records online.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Washington DC  Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

Substitute records for locating birth, marriage, and death records include family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more. 

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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US collections with possible Washington DC substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

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US – United States, Cemetery Abstracts, index & images

US – United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011, index & images

US – Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014, index & images

US – United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014, index & images

US – Foreign death certificates, 1888-1965

US – BillionGraves Index, index & images

US – Interments, 1855-1874; death certificates, 1874-1931; index to (1) interments, (2) death certificates, (3) “foreign” death certificates, 1855-1949; stillbirth certificates, 1874-1964 (District of Columbia)

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

US – United States, Panama Canal Zone, Index to the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Registers, 1906-1991, index

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

Washington (District of Columbia), obituaries, 1992-2014, images

US – United States, Cemetery Abstracts, index & images

US – United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, index & images

US – United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949, index & images

US – United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, index & images

US – United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956, index

US – United States Border Crossings from Mexico to United States, 1903-1957, index

US – United States Index to Alien Case Files, 1940-2003, index & images

US – United States, New England Petitions for Naturalization Index, 1791-1906, index & images

US – United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910, index & images

US – United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Indian Reservation Rolls, 1848-1970, index & images

 

 

Possible DC substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See Washington DC Census Records online

See Washington DC Military Records online

See Washington DC Probate Records online

DC – District of Columbia, Glenwood Cemetery Records, 1854-2013

DC – Cemetery records (Washington, District of Columbia), 1775-1988

DC – Cemetery records, 1820-1988, in queue for images to be released

DC – Cemetery records, 1845-1988, in queue for images to be released

DC – Cemetery records, 1858-1988, in queue for images to be released

DC – Historic graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia : with the inscriptions appearing on the tombstones in most of the counties of the state and in Washington and Georgetown

DC – Interment card file : 1854-1988

DC – Interment list, 1856-1911

DC – Register of burials in District of Columbia cemeteries, 1847-1938

DC – Record of disinterment, 1912-1940

DC – District of Columbia, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1863-1872, index & images

DC – Genealogical collection, ca. 1700-1900 [Daughters of the American Revolution (District of Columbia)]

DC – [Safell Funeral Home register], 1958-1964

DC – Index to naturalization records of the U.S. Supreme Court for the District of Columbia, 1802-1909 : NARA RG21 publication M1827, index

DC – An alphabetical list of the names of all persons residing in Washington City and the District of Columbia, June 1, 1880, aged 75 years or more

DC – American biographical directories, District of Columbia : concise biographies of its prominent and representative contemporary citizens, and valuable statistical data, 1908-1909

DC – Boyd’s directory of the District of Columbia : together with a compendium of its governments, institutions, and trades

DC – Boyd’s Washington and Georgetown directory : containing a business directory of Washington, Georgetown and Alexandria to which is prefixed a guide ; sketches of American and other wars ; president and cabinet record from 1789 to the present time ; XXXVIII congress ; department directory with full list of clerks, etc. ; American and foreign diplomatic, consular and agents, with other much useful information

DC – The Washington directory, and Congressional and executive register, for 1850

DC – Records of the assistant commissioner for the District of Columbia, 1865-1869 : NARA, RG105, M1055

DC – Records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872 : NARA, RG105, M1056

DC – Roll of Captain Francis Asbury Dickins’ Company of infantry in the 2nd and 3rd regiments, Militia of the District of Columbia, 1828-1832

Georgetown – Church Records – Church Records, 1832-1896 [First Independent Christian], First Independent Christian Church (Kensington, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania), at FS

Georgetown – Church Records – Church Records, 1863-1932 – Georgetown Presbyterian Church, at FS

Georgetown – Cemeteries – Some Account of the Life and Family of George Shoemaker, for Half a Century Flour Inspector of Georgetown, D.C., at FS

Georgetown – Officials and Employees – Records, 1791-1878, at FS

 

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