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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in the District of Columbia were the Roman Catholic, Baptist, Protestant Episcopal, and Methodist Episcopal churches. To locate church records see ''A Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in the District of Columbia, 1939'' (Washington, D.C.: District of Columbia Historical Records Survey, 1939; FHL book 975.3/W1 E4h; film 1036761).
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''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[District of Columbia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[District_of_Columbia_Church_Records|Church Records]]''
  
The Family History Library has few District of Columbia church records. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in the [[District of Columbia|District of Columbia]] were the [[Roman Catholic Church in the United States|Roman Catholic]], [[Baptist Church in the United States|Baptist]], [[Episcopal Church in the United States|Protestant Episcopal]], and [[Methodist Church in the United States|Methodist Episcopal]] churches.  
  
=== Baptist ===
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To locate church records see:
  
'''American Baptist Historical Society'''
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*''A Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in the District of Columbia, 1939''. Washington, D.C.: District of Columbia Historical Records Survey, 1939; {{FHL|150487|item}} 975.3 K24h; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25370 Ancestry] ($). 
  
The Library in Rochester is now closed to researchers, with interim director Betsy Dunbar working full-time, preparing collections for packing.  We are not accepting any more research requests "by mail" in 2007 nor are we scheduling appointments to our Rochester Library at this time.  We will also close the Valley Forge Archives Center to visitors beginning in mid-June.  We are inviting researchers to plan to visit us in 2008 at our new location on the Atlanta campus of Mercer University at <span class="link-external">[http://www.baptisthistory.us/ <u>http://www.baptisthistory.us/</u>].</span>
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has few [[District of Columbia|District of Columbia]] church records. It has begun to digitize its collection:  
  
An informative history is:
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*'''1830-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1674779|District of Columbia Births and Christenings 1830-1955}} - free. [[District of Columbia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]]
  
Brush, John Woolman. ''Baptists in Massachusetts''. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Judson Press, 1970. (FHL book 974.4 K2bj.)
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*'''1811-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1803979|District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950}} - free. [[District of Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Collections)|Description]]
  
=== Episcopal ===
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*'''1840-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1674800|District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964}} - free. [[District of Columbia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]]
  
'''The Episcopal Church Historian'''<br />Washington National Cathedral<br />Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.<br />Washington, DC 20016<br />Telephone; 202-537-6200<br />Fax: 202-364-6600 <br />Internet: http://anglicansonline.org/resources/history.html
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'''St. Alban's Parish'''<br />Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.<br />Washington DC 20016-5098<br />Telephone: 202-363-8286 <br />FAX: 202-363-6828<br />Internet: http://www.st-albans-parish.org/
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You can write to the following addresses to learn where records are located:  
  
Mailing Address:
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=== Baptist  ===
  
3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW<br />Washington, DC  20016
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'''American Baptist Historical Society'''
  
For information on Episcopal churches see Inventory of ''Church Archives in the District of Columbia: The Protestant Episcopal Church'', Diocese of Washington, Two volumes. (Washington, D.C.: Historical Records Survey, 1940; FHL book 975.3 K2h; film 1036702 items 1-2).
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The Library in Rochester is now closed to researchers, with interim director Betsy Dunbar working full-time, preparing collections for packing.&nbsp;&nbsp;We are not accepting any more research requests "by mail" in 2007 nor are we scheduling appointments to our Rochester Library at this time.&nbsp; We will also close the Valley Forge Archives Center to visitors beginning in mid-June.&nbsp; We are inviting researchers to plan to visit us in 2008 at our new location on the Atlanta campus of Mercer University<span class="link-external">.</span>
  
=== Methodist ===
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An informative history is:
  
United Methodist Archives Center<br />Drew University Library<br />36 Madison Avenue<br />Madison, NJ 07940<br />Telephone: 973-408-3289<br />Fax: 973-408-3909 <br />Internet: http://www.gcah.org/center.htm
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*Brush, John Woolman. ''Baptists in Massachusetts''. Valley Forge, Pa.: Judson Press, 1970. {{FHL|114813|item|disp=FHL Book 974.4 K2bj}}.
  
Mailing Address:
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=== Episcopal  ===
  
P.O. Box 127<br />Madison, NJ 07940-0127
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'''[http://anglicansonline.org/resources/history.html The Episcopal Church Historian]'''<br>Washington National Cathedral<br>Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.<br>Washington, DC 20016<br>Telephone; 202-537-6200<br>Fax: 202-364-6600
  
=== Roman Catholic ===
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'''[http://www.st-albans-parish.org/ St. Alban's Parish]'''<br>Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.<br>Washington DC 20016-5098<br>Telephone: 202-363-8286 <br>FAX: 202-363-6828
  
Historiographer<br />Archdiocese of Washington<br />5001 Eastern Avenue<br />Washington, D.C. 20017<br />Telephone: 301-853-4500<br />Fax: 301-853-3246<br />Internet: http://www.adw.org/home.asp
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Mailing Address:  
  
Mailing Address:
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3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW<br>Washington, DC&nbsp;&nbsp;20016
  
P.O. Box 29260<br />Washington, DC 20017
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For information on Episcopal churches see:
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*''Inventory of Church Archives in the District of Columbia: The Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Washington'', 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Historical Records Survey, 1940; {{FHL|226502|item|disp=FHL Book 975.3 K2h}}.
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=== Methodist  ===
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[http://www.gcah.org/center.htm '''United Methodist Archives Center''']<br>Drew University Library<br>36 Madison Avenue<br>Madison, NJ 07940<br>Telephone: 973-408-3289<br>Fax:&nbsp;973-408-3909
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Mailing Address:
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P.O. Box 127<br>Madison, NJ 07940-0127
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=== Roman Catholic  ===
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St. Patrick's Church in Washington, D.C. has parochial registers dating back to the foundation of the city.
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Historiographer<br>[http://www.adw.org/home.asp '''Archdiocese of Washington''']<br>5001 Eastern Avenue<br>Washington, D.C. 20017<br>Telephone: 301-853-4500<br>Fax: 301-853-3246
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P.O. Box 29260<br>Washington, DC 20017  
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'''A wiki article describing an online colleciton is found at:'''
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/District_of_Columbia,_Birth_Returns_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) District of Columbia Birth Returns (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/District_of_Columbia_Marriages_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) District of Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]
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[[Category:District_of_Columbia|Church Records]][[Category:U S States Church records]]

Revision as of 16:14, 17 April 2013

United States  Gotoarrow.png  District of Columbia  Gotoarrow.png  Church Records

Before 1900 the largest religious groups in the District of Columbia were the Roman Catholic, Baptist, Protestant Episcopal, and Methodist Episcopal churches.

To locate church records see:

  • A Directory of Churches and Religious Organizations in the District of Columbia, 1939. Washington, D.C.: District of Columbia Historical Records Survey, 1939; FHL Collection 975.3 K24h; digital version at Ancestry ($). 

The Family History Library has few District of Columbia church records. It has begun to digitize its collection:

You can write to the following addresses to learn where records are located:

Baptist

American Baptist Historical Society

The Library in Rochester is now closed to researchers, with interim director Betsy Dunbar working full-time, preparing collections for packing.  We are not accepting any more research requests "by mail" in 2007 nor are we scheduling appointments to our Rochester Library at this time.  We will also close the Valley Forge Archives Center to visitors beginning in mid-June.  We are inviting researchers to plan to visit us in 2008 at our new location on the Atlanta campus of Mercer University.

An informative history is:

  • Brush, John Woolman. Baptists in Massachusetts. Valley Forge, Pa.: Judson Press, 1970. FHL Book 974.4 K2bj.

Episcopal

The Episcopal Church Historian
Washington National Cathedral
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone; 202-537-6200
Fax: 202-364-6600

St. Alban's Parish
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington DC 20016-5098
Telephone: 202-363-8286
FAX: 202-363-6828

Mailing Address:

3001 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20016

For information on Episcopal churches see:

  • Inventory of Church Archives in the District of Columbia: The Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Washington, 2 vols. Washington, D.C.: Historical Records Survey, 1940; FHL Book 975.3 K2h.

Methodist

United Methodist Archives Center
Drew University Library
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Telephone: 973-408-3289
Fax: 973-408-3909

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 127
Madison, NJ 07940-0127

Roman Catholic

St. Patrick's Church in Washington, D.C. has parochial registers dating back to the foundation of the city.

Historiographer
Archdiocese of Washington
5001 Eastern Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20017
Telephone: 301-853-4500
Fax: 301-853-3246

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017

A wiki article describing an online colleciton is found at: