Free Online District of Columbia Death Records and Indexes

One of many principal objectives for genealogists is discovering dying details about their ancestors.  

Over the previous few a long time, because of volunteers, librarians, and archivists (in addition to the biggest of all of them – FamilySearch), a large number of indexes to dying collections have been offered at no cost on-line. These searchable indexes present particular dying data, and generally scanned pictures of the particular dying certificates themselves. These free on-line collections have a whole lot of thousands and thousands of information in them in complete.

There are a large number of on-line and offline collections which will embrace dying data that aren’t included within the lists under. For instance, newspapers and obituaries have dying data, however most instances obituary indexes embrace the date of the obituary however not the date of dying. To search out out which forms of different information could embrace dying data, please see: 

The lists under are particular dying indexes and document collections which are obtainable at no cost on-line for the District of Columbia.

Notice 1: Lots of the hyperlinks listed under take you to a FamilySearch Assortment of digital pictures. In lots of instances there’s a hyperlink to the digital assortment in the course of the web page, but additionally close to the underside of the web page below Movie/Digital Notes is the title of every sub-collection. If there’s a digicam icon on the proper of the title (within the Format column) then the collections’ pictures are browsable. If there’s a digicam with a key icon, it’s only obtainable at a Household Historical past Middle or affiliated library. If there’s a movie reel icon, then it’s only obtainable in microfilm format, not digital. Please additionally observe that I’ve listed under solely BMD databases which are accessible digitally out of your laptop (or pill/cellphone)

Notice 2I’ve included hyperlinks to Free Ancestry information and indexes. You do not want a subscription, however do want an Ancestry account. With no subscription, you possibly can view indexes. If there may be a picture related to a document, most often you’ll need a subscription, however the index does embrace very usable data.

(Up to date December 2021; just lately added hyperlinks are in BOLD):

Good Luck and Blissful Looking!

For different Free DC Hyperlinks, click on on the class of curiosity:

BMD Records
Divorce Records
Church Records
School Records
Coroner Records
Voter Records
Probate and Wills
Mortuary Records
Alumni Records
Cemetery Records