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| title = District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961
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| FS_URL_03 = [[District of Columbia Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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== What is in the Collection? ==
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== What is in This Collection? ==
  
The collection consists of an index and images of death records from the District of Columbia. The records cover the years 1874 to 1961. The records were recorded by hand on pre-printed forms.  
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The collection consists of an index and images to death records from the District of Columbia. The records cover the years 1874 to 1961. The records were recorded by hand on pre-printed forms.  
  
 
Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death certificates were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.  
 
Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death certificates were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.  
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[http://doh.dc.gov/service/vital-records Department of Health Department of Human Services]<br>Vital Records Division<br>800 9th Street S.W.<br>Washington, DC 20024<br>Telephone: 202-645-5962  
 
[http://doh.dc.gov/service/vital-records Department of Health Department of Human Services]<br>Vital Records Division<br>800 9th Street S.W.<br>Washington, DC 20024<br>Telephone: 202-645-5962  
  
===To Browse this Collection===
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=== Image Visibility  ===
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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. Some of the images in this collection are only available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user.  You can register for a free FamilySearch account [https://familysearch.org/register/1 here].
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These images can be viewed online by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at a [http://familysearch.org/locations/ family history center] near you, or the [[Family History Library]].
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
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===To Browse This Collection===
  
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records:
  
'''Death records''' usually contain the following information:
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'''Death'''
 
 
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Date and place of death  
 
*Date and place of death  
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==Collection Content  ==
 
==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. Some of the images in this collection are only available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user.  You can register for a free FamilySearch account [https://familysearch.org/register/1 here].
 
 
Other 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]].
 
 
For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
 
  
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
 
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Image:District of Columbia Deaths (10-0061) (10-0069) Death Certificate DGS 4259426 411.jpg|Death Certificate
 
Image:District of Columbia Deaths (10-0061) (10-0069) Death Certificate DGS 4259426 411.jpg|Death Certificate
 
Image:District of Columbia Deaths (10-0061) (10-0069) Burial Permit DGS 4259426 410.jpg|Burial Permit
 
Image:District of Columbia Deaths (10-0061) (10-0069) Burial Permit DGS 4259426 410.jpg|Burial Permit
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== How Do I Search the Collection ==
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== How Do I Search This Collection ==
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection, it is helpful to know:  
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:  
*Name of the individual  
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*The name of the individual  
*Approximate date and or location of the event
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*The approximate date of death
  
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===  
 
=== View the Images ===  
You will be able to search this collection once it is published.
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1803967|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
 
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#Select the '''Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter'''' to view the images.
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1803967|Browse Page|access=waypoint}}'''
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# Select '''Film number''''
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1803967 District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1959]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
 
=== 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]].
 
 
 
 
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1803967 District of Columbia deaths, 1874-1959]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
 
  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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===I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?===
*Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
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*Use the information found on the death record to search for other vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage  
*Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records. 
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*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses  
*Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
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*Search for an obituary
*Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
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*Search for a cemetery record
*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
 
*[[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.
 
  
 
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===I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?===
===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
*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   
*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
*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
*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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=== Research Helps ===
*Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records.
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[District of Columbia, United States Genealogy|District of Columbia]].
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* [[GuidedResearch:District of Columbia|District of Columbia Guided Research]]
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* [[District of Columbia Record Finder]]
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* [[District of Columbia Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Step-by-Step District of Columbia Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
  
 
== 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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
District of Columbia, United States
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Location of District of Columbia
Record Description
Record Type Death Records
Collection years 1874-1961
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of an index and images to death records from the District of Columbia. The records cover the years 1874 to 1961. The records were recorded by hand on pre-printed forms.

Deaths were recorded to better serve public health needs. Death certificates were also used in connection with the probate of wills and the administration of estates.

Registration of vital statistics began in 1874 for the District of Columbia and was generally complied with by 1880 for deaths. Some earlier records of deaths exist from 1855-1860, and 1865-1949. They can be obtained from the following address:

Department of Health Department of Human Services
Vital Records Division
800 9th Street S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
Telephone: 202-645-5962

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Some of the images in this collection are only available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user. You can register for a free FamilySearch account here.

These images can be viewed online by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 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.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Death

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Age and gender of deceased
  • Race
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Birthplace of deceased and parents
  • Duration of residence
  • Cause of death
  • Name of person(s) who removed the body
  • Name of undertaker
  • Place and date of burial

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the individual
  • The approximate date of death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select the Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter' to view the images.


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information found on the death record to search for other vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
  • Search for an obituary
  • Search for a cemetery record

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of District of Columbia.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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