District of Columbia Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records
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District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964
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|Flag of District of Columbia|
|Location of District of Columbia|
|Record Type||Death and Burial Index|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection is an index of deaths and burials for the years 1840 to 1964 from church records and civil registration. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
Deaths / Burials
- Death date and place
- Date of birth
- Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
- Burial date and place
- Names of parents
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.
||Births and Christenings, 1849-1854
||Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964|
|District of Columbia
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of District of Columbia.
- District of Columbia Guided Research
- District of Columbia Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- D.C. Department of Health. Foreign death certificates, 1888-1965
- 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)
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