Our Washington D.C. genealogists are available to research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the archives and libraries in Washington D.C., as well as help you with other special requests.
Our researchers are available to visit local archives and libraries to access unique record collections to help with your research. Below is a list of a few of the archives our Washington D.C. researchers have access to. While not all of these archives are found in D.C., all are in close proximity.
The National Archives I is home to a collection of national federal censuses, and records of passports, homesteads, prison records, and federal employees. Their records also contain pre-WWI military service and pension records, passenger lists, and naturalization records. There is also a huge selection of articles on different ethnic groups such as the Native Americans.
The National Archives II houses government documents created after 1900. The United States Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Health and Human Services, Justice, State, and Treasury all have documents at the National Archives II. Other documents found here include modern military records, passport applications, and District of Columbia records.
The office of the Bureau of Land Management Eastern States contains original land records of all transfers of federal U.S. land east of the Mississippi River. These include land sales, homesteads, bounty land for military service, and records of mineral and timberland rights transfers. Plat maps, tract books, and original patents can be found here as well.
The headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and their main library can be located in Washington D.C. The archives here contain one of the largest genealogical collections in the United States. The book collection holds more than 100,000 volumes that focus on people and places throughout the United States, with a special focus on the generation of the American Revolution. Information about individuals from the colonial period and the 19th century is also found here.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library, Washington D.C.