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Have you ever wanted to research your Genealogy but do not know where to start? With all various printed materials available (print and online), finding the place to begin can be overwhelming. This guide will direct you to resources to help you start.
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This guide will help get you started on your genealogy research journey, whether you are doing general research or trying to find your ancestors in DC.

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Genealogy at DCPL

DC Public Library Special Collections is a great source for Genealogy research. The Washingtoniana Collection is a large collection on everything Washington, DC - people, places. The skilled librarians will help you find the information you need.

Genealogy resources in Washingtoniana include:

  • Local newspapers and obituaries
  • Indexes to marriage and death records
  • City directories and telephone books
  • U.S. Census
  • Church and cemetery records
  • Biographical sources
  • Property maps
  • Vertical files

...and much more!

Please see the Special Collections Genealogy Resources page for detailed lists of holdings. 

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