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  1. Established in 1977, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc, (AAHGS) a 501(c)(3) non-profit national organization dedicated to promoting research, study and publication of history and genealogy of Americans, with particular interest in persons of African descent. It is head quartered in Washington, DC, with members and chapters located in various parts of the United States and the world. http://ncaahgs.org/ AAHGS-NC/Piedmont-Triad conducts bi-monthly meetings which include speakers, workshops, seminars, and networking with other members. Members attend regularly scheduled trips to Local Family Centers and receive assistance with their research projects. Also, they participate in organized research trips to various Local, Regional and National Archives.
  2. Address: 10000 Stoneybrook Drive Kensington, MD 20895 Website: http://www.wdcfhc.org/index.php About: The Washington DC Family History Center (FHC) is a branch of the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and is open for genealogical research by both church members and the general public. FHCs provide local access to Church microfilmed family history records, family history computer resources, and internet genealogical websites.
  3. Home: http://dclibrary.org/ Sources: http://dclibrary.org/node/3293
  4. Address: 101 Independence Ave. SE Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 100 Washington, D.C. 20540-4660 Home: http://www.loc.gov/ Genealogy Resources: http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Digital Collections: Interviews, photographs, books and recordings (some dating back to 1490): https://www.loc.gov/collections American Life Histories - Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940: https://www.loc.gov/collections/federal-writers-project/about-this-collection About: Origins The Library was founded in 1800, making it the oldest federal cultural institution inthe nation. On August 24, 1814, British troops burned the Capitol building (where the Library was housed) and destroyed the Library's core collection of 3,000 volumes. On January 30, 1815, Congress approved the purchase of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library of 6,487 books for $23,950. Statistics The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 155.3 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 35 million books and other print materials, 3.4 million recordings, 13.6 million photographs, 5.4 million maps, 6.5 million pieces of sheet music and 68 million manuscripts.
  5. Address: 1776 D. St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 Online Library Catalog: http://www.dar.org/library/onlinlib.cfm About: The DAR Library was founded in 1896 as a collection of genealogical and historical publications for the use of staff genealogists verifying application papers for the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Shortly after 1900 the growing collection was opened to the public and has remained so ever since. Non-members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution, or the Children of the American Revolution pay a small daily user fee to help maintain and to expand the Library's collections.
  6. Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20408-0001 Home: http://www.archives.gov/ Research: http://www.archives.gov/research/ About: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever. More information: http://www.archives.gov/about/.
  7. Address: E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse 333 Constitution Avenue, NW., Website: http://dcchs.org/ About: The Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit was formed in 1990 to help preserve the history of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. These are two of the federal courts located in Washington, D.C. The Courts in this circuit are separate from the District of Columbia court system, a state court system comprised of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the D.C. Superior Court.
  8. Address: 801 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 202-249-3955 Website: http://www.historydc.org/ About: Founded as the Columbia Historical Society in 1894, the Historical Society started as a group of 36 men and women dedicated to the “collection, preservation, and diffusion of knowledge respecting the history and topography of the District of Columbia and national history and biography." The organization aimed to collect “the scattered and rapidly disappearing records of events and individuals prominent in the history of the city and District."
  9. Welcome to our discussion forums for the District of Columbia. We are beginning to place more content on our website in the hope you will find something of interest to you. In the coming weeks we will begin to add more information concerning the state. If you have any historical or genealogical information that you think is worth sharing, please post in the state forum section of the website. We are always looking for pictures that depict the character of the state. If you have some of your own photos that you would be willing to share on the site, please send us an email or post a new topic to let us know. We would love to add your pictures and display them on the state page. Another of our efforts is to place some of the significant historical events on the state calendar. Let us know which events you think should be included.
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