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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.  
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in the [[District of Columbia Genealogy|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.  
  
 
To locate church records see:  
 
To locate church records see:  
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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] ($). 
 
*''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 [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has few [[District of Columbia|District of Columbia]] church records. It has begun to digitize its collection:
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has few [[District of Columbia Genealogy|District of Columbia]] church records. It has begun to digitize its collection:  
  
 
*'''1830-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1674779|District of Columbia Births and Christenings 1830-1955}} - free. [[District of Columbia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]]
 
*'''1830-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1674779|District of Columbia Births and Christenings 1830-1955}} - free. [[District of Columbia Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]]
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*'''1811-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1803979|District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950}} - free. [[District of Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Collections)|Description]]
 
*'''1811-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1803979|District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950}} - free. [[District of Columbia Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Collections)|Description]]
  
*'''1840-1964''' - {{RecordSearch|1674800|District of Columbia Deaths and Burials, 1840-1964}} - free.  
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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]]
[[District of Columbia Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Description]]  
 
  
You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located:  
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You can write to the following addresses to learn where records are located:  
  
 
=== Baptist  ===
 
=== Baptist  ===
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'''American Baptist Historical Society'''  
 
'''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.&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 at&nbsp;<span class="link-external">[http://www.baptisthistory.us/ <u>http://www.baptisthistory.us/</u>].</span>  
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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>  
  
 
An informative history is:  
 
An informative history is:  
  
*Brush, John Woolman. ''Baptists in Massachusetts''. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Judson Press, 1970. {{FHL|114813|item}} 974.4 K2bj
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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}}.
  
 
=== 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|226502|item}} 975.3 K2h
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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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=== Lutheran  ===
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'''Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, Washington, D.C.'''
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''Baptisms''
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*'''1833-1943''' - Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, Washington, D.C. Baptism Index 1833-1943. Batches {{IGI|C526401}} and {{IGI|C526402}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igidistrictofcolumbia.pdf.</ref>
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''Marriages''
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*'''1833-1944''' - Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, Washington, D.C. Marriage Index 1833-1944. Batches {{IGI|M526401}} and {{IGI|M526402}} at FamilySearch - free.
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''Burials''
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*'''1833-1944''' - Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, Washington, D.C. Burial Index 1833-1944. Batch {{IGI|B526402}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===
  
[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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[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  
  
 
Mailing Address:  
 
Mailing Address:  
  
 
P.O. Box 127<br>Madison, NJ 07940-0127  
 
P.O. Box 127<br>Madison, NJ 07940-0127  
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'''Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.'''
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''Baptisms''
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*'''1860-1875''' - Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Baptism Index 1860-1875. Batch {{IGI|C526411}} at FamilySearch - free.
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''Marriages''
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*'''1860-1883''' - Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Marriage Index 1860-1883. Batch {{IGI|M526411}} at FamilySearch - free.
  
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== 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.  
 
St. Patrick's Church in Washington, D.C. has parochial registers dating back to the foundation of the city.  
  
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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P.O. Box 29260<br>Washington, DC 20017  
 
P.O. Box 29260<br>Washington, DC 20017  
  
{{District of Columbia|District of Columbia}}  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection 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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== References  ==
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[[Category:District_of_Columbia|Church Records]]
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[[Category:Washington, D.C., United States|Church Records]] [[Category:U_S_States_Church_records]]

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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.

Lutheran

Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, Washington, D.C.

Baptisms

  • 1833-1943 - Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, Washington, D.C. Baptism Index 1833-1943. Batches C526401 and C526402 at FamilySearch - free.[1]

Marriages

  • 1833-1944 - Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, Washington, D.C. Marriage Index 1833-1944. Batches M526401 and M526402 at FamilySearch - free.

Burials

  • 1833-1944 - Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, Washington, D.C. Burial Index 1833-1944. Batch B526402 at FamilySearch - free.

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

Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C.

Baptisms

  • 1860-1875 - Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Baptism Index 1860-1875. Batch C526411 at FamilySearch - free.

Marriages

  • 1860-1883 - Union Methodist Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Marriage Index 1860-1883. Batch M526411 at FamilySearch - free.

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 collection is found at:

References

  1. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/8d/Igidistrictofcolumbia.pdf.