Washington, DC Genealogy

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US TERRITORY OR
COLONY SETTLED

100 square miles of land donated by Maryland and Virginia, 1791

STATEHOOD

Established as US capital, 1800

AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
(OR SIMILAR)

Look for records of early settlers in Maryland or Virginia

FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS

1800

PUBLIC-LAND OR
STATE-LAND STATE

N/A

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
BEGIN

1874

MARRIAGE RECORDS
BEGIN

1811

CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS

Department of Health
Vital Records Division

825 N. Capitol St. NE, First Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 671-5000
(birth and death records)
Superior Court of DC
Marriage Bureau Section

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-4840
(marriage records)