United States, Deceased Physician File (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Content  ==
 
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United States, Deceased Physician File Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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<br>The information varies with each card. The facts usually found include:
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*Name
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*Death date
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*Where practiced
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The cards may also list
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*Where they attended school
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*Where living at the time of death
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*Cause of death
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*Professional affiliations
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and other identifying information such as approximate death date or where practiced.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection select the "Browse" link in the initial search page then select the surname range which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
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*Use the death date and where they practiced to find them in the U.S. federal census records.
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*Use the location to find real estate, land records or commercial records.
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*Use the death date to find probate or estate records.
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If you are unable to find your ancestor look for variant spellings of the surnames.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7833 Directory of Deceased American Physicians]
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*[http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/physician-data-resources/physician-masterfile.page AMA Physician Masterfile]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[United States Vital Records]]
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[[United States Vital Records]]  
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==

Revision as of 02:20, 7 September 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains a name index and images of the deceased physician card file from the American Medical Association (AMA), which are physician biographic records of decedent records from 1804 to 1968. This file contains names for deceased physicians in the USA with a few names from Canada.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

United States, Deceased Physician File. American Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Record Content


The information varies with each card. The facts usually found include:

  • Name
  • Death date
  • Where practiced

The cards may also list

  • Where they attended school
  • Where living at the time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Professional affiliations

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name and other identifying information such as approximate death date or where practiced.

Search the Collection

To search the collection select the "Browse" link in the initial search page then select the surname range which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the death date and where they practiced to find them in the U.S. federal census records.
  • Use the location to find real estate, land records or commercial records.
  • Use the death date to find probate or estate records.

If you are unable to find your ancestor look for variant spellings of the surnames.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

United States Vital Records

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.

When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.