Find your ancestors in District of Columbia births & baptisms, 1830-1955

Find your ancestors in the birth and christening records from the District of Columbia, the capital of the nation, between the years 1830 to 1955. Uncover new facts that can help with your family history research, like family relations and the church where their christenings occurred.

What can these records tell me?

There are more than 320,000 records in this collection, each with a transcript that provides details about births in the city of Washington, District of Columbia, during the 19th and 20th centuries. While the information for each person may vary, District of Columbia births & baptisms 1830-1955 typically includes:

  • First and last name
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Christening year
  • Christening date
  • Christening place
  • Father’s first and last name
  • Mother’s first and last name
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Discover more about District of Columbia births & baptisms, 1830-1955

    These records provide information on births and baptisms that occurred in the District of Columbia between 1830 and 1955. Although the district began officially collecting this information in 1874, many records are from years earlier. Some duplicates might appear in these search results and often contain slightly different information.

    Use these records to uncover important facts about your ancestor that can help to fill in gaps in your family history. The information you learn from these records you can then use to find your ancestor in our other collections from the District of Columbia.

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