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== What is in This Collection?  ==
 
== What is in This Collection?  ==
  
This collection is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1830 to 1955 comprised of the following:
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This collection is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1830 to 1955.
 
 
*Indexed church records
 
*Civil registrations
 
*The Internet indexing project sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
 
  
 
Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
 
Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
  
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 (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]] or Vital Records Index collections.
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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 (IGI) (FamilySearch Historical Records) |International Genealogical Index]].
  
 
==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
 
==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
Birth and christening records may include:
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The following information may be found in these records:
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'''Birth / Christening'''
 
*The name of the child
 
*The name of the child
 
*Gender
 
*Gender
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*Names of parents
 
*Names of parents
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
The records may also include:
 
 
 
*Death date (if occurring within a few years of birth)
 
*Death date (if occurring within a few years of birth)
 
*Race
 
*Race
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===  
 
=== 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.
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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.  Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
=== I Found the Person Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the age or estimated birth date to find other vital records such as marriage, and death records
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*Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses  
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
*Search for other records in the District of Columbia for information on the family
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
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=== I Can't Find the Person Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person 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
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*Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
*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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*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
*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], middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names
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=== Record Finder===
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Consult the [[District of Columbia Record Finder]] to find other records
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
== 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.
 
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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;Collection Citation:"District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830-1955." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
"District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830-1955." Database. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
 
  
 
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
District of Columbia, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Birth and Christening Index
Collection years 1830-1955
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What is in This Collection?

This collection is an electronic index of births and christenings for the years 1830 to 1955.

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

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.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth / Christening

  • The name of the child
  • Gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of christening
  • Names of parents
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  • Death date (if occurring within a few years of birth)
  • Race
  • Parents' birth places

Collection Content

Coverage Table

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.

Locality
Births and Christenings, 1830-1855
Marriages, 1849-1854
Deaths and Burials, 1849-1854
District of Columbia
109,808
209,660
296,149

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate date of the birth or christening

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

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. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

I Can't Find the Person Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Record Finder

Consult the District of Columbia Record Finder to find other 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 Births and Christenings, 1830-1955." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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