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Resources — Washington, D.C.

Updated: August 2002

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document Vital Records

Birth and Death Records

Office has had death records since 1855 and birth records since 1874 but no death records were filed during the Civil War.

Call (202) 442-9009 for information on record lookup fees. This will be a recorded message.
Write to:
825 North Capitol Street NE
1st Floor, Room 1312
Washington, DC 20002

Marriage Records

Write to:
The Superior Court of The District of Columbia
Marriage Bureau & Special Services
500 Indiana Ave. NW, Rm4335
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone: (202) 879-4840

Divorce Records

For records since September 16, 1956, write to:
District of Columbia Superior Court
Divorce Decrees - Room 4485
500 Indiana Avenue N. W.
Washington DC 20001-2141
Telephoe:(202) 879-1261

For records before September 16, 1956, write to:
The United States District Court
Files and Copies Branch, Room 1825-A
333 Constitution Avenue, N. W.
Washington D. C. 20001-2802

book Archives and Libraries

They currently have wills, marriage records, photos, and maps.

Write to:
District of Columbia Office of Public Records
1300 Naylor Court, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Telephone: (202) 671-1105
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-3:30, closed Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
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