District of Columbia Directories
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Online Resources[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Directories of heads of households have been published for the District of Columbia.
Resources for District of Columbia Directories[edit | edit source]
Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]
Washington and Georgetown directories are at the Library of Congress.
Directories Online[edit | edit source]
- Fold3.com ($) has District of Columbia Directories 1866-1923 (2 yrs. missing) and miscellaneous years going back to 1822 available online.
- Ancestry.com ($) has District of Columbia directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
Fold3 and Ancestry are sometimes free at libraries.
The Family History Library[edit | edit source]
The Family History Library has city directories for various years in the District of Columbia including:
- 1822-1860 DC city directories FHL 6044618 to 6044628
- 1862-1935 DC city directories FHL 1377578 to 1377594+
- 1889-1928 DC city directories FHL 1320614
- 1956, 1960 DC city directories FHL 975.3/W1 E4p
The library also has a prominent citizens directory for the years 1908-1909 (FHL 1000157).
To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES
Websites[edit | edit source]
- City Directories of the United States for the District of Columbia identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.