District of Columbia Directories

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History[edit | edit source]

Directories of heads of households have been published for the District of Columbia.

Resources for District of Columbia Directories[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]

Washington and Georgetown directories are at the Library of Congress.

Directories Online[edit | edit source]

  • Ancestry.com ($) has District of Columbia directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.

Fold3 and Ancestry are sometimes free at libraries.

The Family History Library[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library has city directories for various years in the District of Columbia including:

The library also has a prominent citizens directory for the years 1908-1909 (FHL 1000157).

To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:


Websites[edit | edit source]