Welcome to the District of Columbia Obituary Links Page

Welcome to the District of Columbia obituaries page, where you will find links, databases, and resources that will help you find obituaries and vital records related information. If you are looking to find a copy of a specific obituary, biographic/public records data, or a copy of the official death certificate from person who died in District of Columbia, then please follow the following steps:


1 Search the Local Newspapers Archives
Once you have the name, place, and date of death then you can search the local newspapers archives for a copy of the obituary posting. You can access our free list of all the newspapers and their obituary sections for the state of District of Columbia.
2 Search other Free and Paid Resources
If you do not want to search the local newspapers, then we recommend the following resources and companies, who can provide this information. Many offer both free and paid services which can you help you find obituary and biographic information.
3 Get an Official Death Certificate
If you are looking for an official copy of a death certificate then please read the specific instructions of how to order death certificates.
4 Further Genealogical Research
If you are a genealogist, we also have aggregated a list of genealogy resources by state. You can try these genealogy focused resources, which are organized by county and state.

Obituary Search Tools and Resources

Instructions for obtaining a copy of a DC Death Certificate

To order Death Certificates you can contact the District of Columbia Department of Vital Records which is listed below. If you want to order online you can use the following link to order a death certificate.

Death Certificate for District of Columbia

Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: Birth (short form) $18.00; Birth (long form) $23.00; Death $18.00

Vital Records Division
825 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Remarks: Office has death records since 1855 and birth records since 1874 but no death records were filed during the Civil War.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to DC Treasurer. A copy of a government issued picture identification must accompany each request. To verify current fees and obtain general information, the telephone number is (202) 671-5000. This will be a recorded message.

Directory of District of Columbia Obituary and Resource Links
Below are obituary resource links organized by county. Please contact us if you would like to add your site.

Looking for the obituary section for a local newspaper? Please search through our full list of District of Columbia Newspapers and access their online obituary sections. Click here to access District of Columbia Newspapers.


Washington Post
Washington D.C. Obituaries
1850 Washington D.C. Mortality Schedule
Miscellaneous Washington DC Obituaries
Birth, Death, and Marriage Notices from the DC Metro Area 1900-1933
Obituaries and Other Notices from the Washington, DC Metro Area I
Obituaries and Other Notices from the Washington, DC Metro Area II
Obituaries and Other Notices from the Washington, DC Metro Area III
Obituaries and Other Notices from the Washington, DC Metro Area IV
Obituaries and Other Notices from the Washington, DC Metro Area V
Washington D.C. Freedmen's Marriages 1866
Washington D.C. Marriage Licenses 1811-1858
Trinity Church Marriage & Baptism Records 1795-1805
Washington D.C. Cemetery Inscriptions