Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington, Inc.

Washington Area Research

Resource Repositories for the both the Washington DC Jewish Community and the general Washington DC Area

Washington, D.C.        Maryland  Virginia


NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS
ADMINISTRATION - ARCHIVES I

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20408
Customer Service Center: 202-357-5400
Web: http://www.archives.gov/
E-mail: inquire@nara.gov


THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
101 Independence Avenue
Washington, DC 20540
Main Number: 202-707-5000
Web: http://www.loc.gov/index.html


UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW 
Washington, DC 20024
202-488-0400 Museum 
202-479-9717 Library 
202-488-6113 Archives 
202-488-6130 Survivors Registry
Web: http://www.ushmm.gov


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY
Jewish War Veterans Headquarters
1811 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-265-6280
Web: http://www.nmajmh.org/
E-mail: nmajmh@nmajmh.org


DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DAR) LIBRARY
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
202-879-3229
Web: http://www.dar.org/library
E-mail: library@dar.org 


HOUSE OF THE TEMPLE LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
1733 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-232-3579 
Web: http://www.scottishrite.org/what/educ/library.html


U. S. NAVY MEMORIAL AND HERITAGE CENTER
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
General Information: 202-737-2300
Web: http://www.navymemorial.org


U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICE (USCIS)
US Department of Homeland Security

425 I Street NW 
Washington, DC 20536
202-514-3636
Web: http://www.uscis.gov
E-mail: Genealogy.USCIS@dhs.gov


THE NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 Kidder Breese SE 
in the Washington Naval Yard
6th and M Streets, SE
Washington, DC 20374-5060
General Information: 202-433-2210
Library Phone: 202-433-4132
Web: http://www.history.navy.mil/index.html


JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GREATER WASHINGTON
701 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-789-0900
E-mail: info@jhsgw.org


VITAL RECORDS DIVISION
of the DC Health Department 
825 N. Capitol Street, NE 
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-671-5000 


MARRIAGE BUREAU 
H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-879-4840 and 202-879-1010 
Web: http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/family/marriage.jsp 


REGISTER OF WILLS
500 Indiana Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20001 
Phone: 202-879-4800 


RECORDER OF DEEDS
DC Office of Tax and Revenue

515 D Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-727-0421 or 202-727-5374 


VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
NATIONAL CEMETERY ADMINISTRATION

810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Phone 202-273-5400
Web: http://www.cem.va.gov


U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-354-3000 
Naturalization information: 202-354-3107 


U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
333 Constitution Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20001
Office of the Clerk 
Phone: 202-216-7000 


U.S. COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS
Room 103 
717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-312-5500 


HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON, DC
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW 
Washington, DC 20001 
Phone: 202-383-1850 
Web: http://www.historydc.org 


MARTIN LUTHER KING LIBRARY 
Washingtoniana Division
901 G Street NW
Room 307
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-727-1213 
Web: http://www.dclibrary.org/node/3293



Maryland

NARA ARCHIVES II AT COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND - ARCHIVES II
8601 Ade1phi Road
College Park, MD 20740
Main: 301-837-2000
Customer Service Center: 1-866-272-6272
Web: http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/index.html
E-mail: inquire@arch2.nara.gov


THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL RECORDS CENTER (WNRC)
Suitland Federal Complex
4205 Suitland Road 
Suitland, MD 20746-8001
Main Phone: 301-778-1600
Research Room: 301-778-1505
References Services Branch: 301-778-1510
Request Section: 301-778-1557
Web: http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/suitland/
E-mail: inquire@nara.gov


MARYLAND STATE ARCHIVES
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: MD toll free 800- 235-4045 or 410-260-6400
Web: http://www.mdsa.net
E-mail: archives@mdarchives.state.md.us


MARYLAND STATE LAW LIBRARY
Courts of Appeal Building
361 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401 
Phone: 410-260-1430
Web: http://www.lawlib.state.md.us/
E-mail: mdlaw.library@courts.state.md.us


NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE
National Institutes of Health
Building 38
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: 301-402-8878
Web: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/
E-mail: hmdref@nlm.nih.gov


BALTIMORE HEBREW UNIVERSITY/
JACOB MEYERHOFF LIBRARY

Towson, MD
The University has been merged into Towson University, part of the state public higher education system. The academic program has not been announced, and the Library is expected to reopen in the Fall of 2010.

http://www.towson.edu

THE JEWISH MUSEUM OF MARYLAND AT THE HERBERT BEARMAN CAMPUS 
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-732-6400 
FAX: 410-732-6451
Web: http://www.jhsm.org/
E-mail: dweiner@jewishmuseummd.org


BALTIMORE CITY ARCHIVES
2615 Mathews Street 
Baltimore, MD 21218-4705 
Phone: 410-396-3884/5


BALTIMORE CITY HALL/REGISTER OF WILLS
Old Post Office Building, Court House East
111 No. Calvert Street
Room 352
Baltimore, MD 21202 
Phone: 410-752-5131


BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY
1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: 410-727-4808
Web: http://www.thebmi.org/
Archive: http://www.thebmi.org/archivescollections.html 


DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS, MARYLAND
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
6550 Reisterstown Road Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-3038 (recording 24 hours, with menu options) or 1-800-832-3277
Web: http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/lifeevents/birth&deathcert.htm 


MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
201 W. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-685-3750 
Web: http://www.mdhs.org


ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY - CENTRAL BRANCH 
Maryland Room 
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-396-5430 (Information desk)
410-396-5468 (Maryland Room)
Web: http://www.pratt.lib.md.us 
E-mail: GENINF0@epfl.net


KUHN LIBRARY 
University Of Maryland, Baltimore County 
1000 Hilltop Circle 
Baltimore, MD 21250 
Phone: 410-455-2232 
Web: http://www.umbc.edu/aok/main/


REGISTER OF WILLS OF BALTIMORE COUNTY
Probate Records
Courthouse, Rm. 500
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-887-6680
Web: http://www.registers.state.md.us/countv/ba/html/flash.html


LOWER DELMARVA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 
PO Box 3602
Salisbury, MD 21802
and

CENTER FOR DELMARVA HISTORY AND CULTURE 
Salisbury State University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD. 21801 
Phone: 410-543-6312 
Web: http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/
The Center contains microfilms of old official records of the Eastern Shore 


THE HISTORIC SOCIETY OF FREDERICK COUNTY, INC.
24 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-663-1188
Web: http://www.hsfcinfo.org/index.htm
Library Hours: Tues.- Sat. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


MONTGOMERY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
111 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-762-1492
Web: http://www.montgomeryhistory.org
E-mail: info@montgomeryhistory.org


MONTGOMERY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Office of Birth and Death Records
Dennis Avenue Health Center 
2000 Dennis Avenue 
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Phone: 240-777-1755


PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 
PO Box 819
Bowie, MD 20718
Phone: 301-262-2063 
Web: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdpgcgs/


PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Maryland Room 
6530 Adelphi Road 
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Phone: 301-985-4690
Web: http://www.pgcmls.info/ (Select “Special collection” – Maryland Room)
 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND - MARYLAND ROOM 
Hombake Library
First floor
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-9212 
Web: http://www.lib.umd.edu/mdrm/


Virginia

ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Local History Collection 
717 Queen Street 
Alexandria, VA 22314 
Phone: 703-838-4577 
   Dial 213 for special collections desk (includes genealogy)
Web: http://www.alexandria.lib.va.us/


JACK KLEIN MEMORIAL COLLECTION 
OF JEWISH GENEALOGY AND HISTORY 

Beth El Hebrew Congregation 
3830 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703-370-9400


ARLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY 
Virginia Room 
Central Library
1015 N. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-228-5966
Web: http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/libraries/history/librarieshistorylocalhistory.aspx


CITY OF FAIRFAX REGIONAL LIBRARY 
The Virginia Room (Third floor)
10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: 703-293-6227 
Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/vr/
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-9PM; Friday 10AM-6PM;
           Saturday 10AM-5PM; Sunday 12-6PM


FAIRFAX COUNTY ARCHIVES
Archives & Records Center
6800-A Industrial Road
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-658-3775
FAX: 703-642-2832 
TTY: 703-324-8365 
Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/Library/archives/


DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS AND HEALTH STATISTICS 
STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 275
PO Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: 1-804-662-6207 
Customer service 1-804-662-6200
Web: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov


THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA 
(formerly the Virginia State Library and Archives) 
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 1-804-692-3888 (ask for a researcher)
Web: http://www.lva.lib.va.us 


VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 
428 North Boulevard (Corner of Boulevard and Kensington Avenue)
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, VA 23221
Phone: 804-358-4901
Genealogy Line: 804-342-9649 
Web: http://www.vahistorical.org