District of Columbia Church Records
This entry was originally written by Johni Cerny in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
A congregation of nearly every major religion practiced in the United States between 1800 and 2000 existed in the District of Columbia. The records of some of the churches have been microfilmed and can be used at The Family History Library (FHL), covering these churches and time periods:
Records of the First Baptist Church, 1805–85
Records of Dumbarton United Methodist Church (compilation), 1813–1991
Concordia Lutheran Evangelical Church, 1833–1944
Western Presbyterian Church, 1854–66
Union Methodist Episcopal Church, 1860–83
Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 1863–1932
Metropolitan Presbyterian Church, 1864–1954
Eastern Presbyterian Church, 1875–1955
Eckington Presbyterian Church, 1896–1900
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), 1907–51
Local historical and archival information for Episcopalians can be found at Episcopal Church Historian, Washington Cathedral, Mount Saint Alban, Washington, DC 29260. See also Inventory of Church Archives in the District of Columbia: The Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Washington. Vol. 1: District of Columbia, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Chares, St. Mary’s counties, Maryland (Washington, D.C.: Historical Records Survey, 1940); and vol. 2: Washington Cathedral (Washington, D.C.: Historical Records Survey, n.d.).