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== Image Visibility  ==
 
  
Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, ultimate rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. The District of Columbia, Birth Returns collection is available only to those using an LDS FamilySearch Account or a FamilySearch Account.&nbsp;
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== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1874 to 1897.<br>
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The collection consists of images of birth returns and birth index registers from the Health Department in Washington, D.C. for the years 1874 to 1897. The '''Return of the Birth''' records name the parents but do not name the child.  Also included in the collection are '''Supplemental Report of Birth''' records which later adds the official name given to a child.
  
Images of birth returns and birth index registers from the Health Department in Washington, D.C. The birth returns name the parents but do not name the child.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
For a list of records by dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/2001148/waypoints Browse].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.<br>
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->Office of Registrar of Vital Statistics. "District of Columbia, Birth Returns, 1874-1897." Health Department, Washington, D.C.<!--bibdescend-->
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The records usually include the following information:  
 
 
[[District of Columbia, Birth Returns (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
These records usually include the following information:  
 
 
 
[[Image:District of Columbia, Births DGS 4259080 1049.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
  
 
*Birth date of child  
 
*Birth date of child  
 
*Birth place of child  
 
*Birth place of child  
*Number of child of Mother
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*Number of children born to the mother
 
*Race or Color  
 
*Race or Color  
 
*Gender  
 
*Gender  
*Mother's Maiden Name
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*Mother's maiden name
*Mother's Birthplace
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*Mother's residence
*Mother's Residence
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*Mother's birthplace
*Full name of Father
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*Full name of father
*Father's Occupation
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*Father's occupation
*Father's Birthplace
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*Father's birthplace
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Image Visibility  ===
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Number, and Year Range" category which takes you to the images<br>
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians.
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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These images can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a [http://familysearch.org/locations/ family history center] near you, or the [[Family History Library]].
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
  
*Approximate birth date
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== How Do I Search the Collection ==
*Parents names
 
*Birth place
 
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
 
 
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
 
 
 
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
 
 
 
==== Using the Information  ====
 
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s birth record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:
 
 
 
*Use the birth date along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
 
*father’s occupation can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
 
*The parent’s birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
 
 
It is often helpful to extract the information on all children with the same parents. If the surname is unusual, you may want to compile birth entries for every person of the same surname and sort them into families based on the names of the parents. Continue to search the birth records to identify siblings, parents, and other relatives in the same or other generations who were born in the same county or nearby.
 
 
 
Keep in mind the information in birth records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*Name of the child
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*The birth place and approximate birth date
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=== View the Images ===
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You will be able to search this collection once it is published.
  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/dc/recordtocs/births.htm District of Columbia Births on USGenweb Archives]
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2001148|Browse Page|access=waypoint}}'''
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# Select '''Record Type, Number, and Year Range'''
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
*[[District of Columbia Vital Records]]
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*[[District of Columbia Church Records]]
 
*[[District of Columbia]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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{{Tip|There are indexes available in these collections. The indexes are located in individual folders titled Birth Index. The Index will be used to find the parents of the birth child. Find your ancestors name and look for the number located by their name. This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.}}
  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2001148 District of Columbia, birth returns, 1874-1897]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
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*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as baptism, marriage, and death records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.  Witnesses were usually family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[District of Columbia Church Records| Church Records]] were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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===I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?===
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*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.  
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*Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch ([[https://www.familysearch.org]]: 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; from Delaware, State Marriage Records 23 November 1913, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover; FHL microfilm 2,025,063.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
District of Columbia, United States
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US locator map District of Columbia.PNG
Location of District of Columbia
Record Description
Record Type Birth Returns
Collection years 1874-1897
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Health Department. Records Office, Washington D.C.


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of birth returns and birth index registers from the Health Department in Washington, D.C. for the years 1874 to 1897. The Return of the Birth records name the parents but do not name the child. Also included in the collection are Supplemental Report of Birth records which later adds the official name given to a child.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for District of Columbia, Birth Returns, 1874-1897.


What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The records usually include the following information:

  • Birth date of child
  • Birth place of child
  • Number of children born to the mother
  • Race or Color
  • Gender
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Mother's residence
  • Mother's birthplace
  • Full name of father
  • Father's occupation
  • Father's birthplace

Collection Content

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians.

These images can be viewed online by members of the supporting organization(s), at a family history center near you, or the Family History Library.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

How Do I Search the Collection

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • Name of the child
  • The birth place and approximate birth date

View the Images

You will be able to search this collection once it is published.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Record Type, Number, and Year Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as baptism, marriage, and death records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying you sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"District of Columbia Birth Returns, 1874-1897." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Citing Health Department. Records Office, Washington D.C.

Image Citation

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for District of Columbia, Birth Returns, 1874-1897.

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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.