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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in the [[District of Columbia|District of Columbia]] were the Roman Catholic, Baptist, Protestant Episcopal, and Methodist Episcopal churches. To locate church records see:  
 
Before 1900 the largest religious groups in the [[District of Columbia|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|975.3/W1 E4h}}; {{FHL|1036761}}
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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
  
 
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:  
 
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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An informative history is:  
 
An informative history is:  
  
*Brush, John Woolman. ''Baptists in Massachusetts''. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Judson Press, 1970. {{FHL|974.4 K2bj}}
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*Brush, John Woolman. ''Baptists in Massachusetts''. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Judson Press, 1970. {{FHL|114813|item}} 974.4 K2bj
  
 
=== Episcopal  ===
 
=== Episcopal  ===
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For information on Episcopal churches see:  
 
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|975.3 K2h}}; {{FHL|1036702}} items 1-2.
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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}} 975.3 K2h
  
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===
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=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
  
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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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  
  
 
Mailing Address:  
 
Mailing Address:  

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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

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:

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 at http://www.baptisthistory.us/.

An informative history is:

  • Brush, John Woolman. Baptists in Massachusetts. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Judson Press, 1970. FHL Collection 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 Collection 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

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