United States, Deceased Physician File (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description ==
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== Record Description ==
  
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This Collection will include records from 1864 to 1968.
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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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.
  
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.  
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For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/2061540/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.  
  
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== Record Content ==
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing American Medical Association, Chicago.}}  
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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== Record Content ==
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874577_2460.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 1
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Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874577_2740.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 2
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Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874584_2682.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 3
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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
  
Include at least one link to an existing wiki article.
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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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  ====
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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To search the collection <br> ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page then <br> ⇒Select the "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.
  
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.
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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. Keep in mind:
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
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==== Using the Information  ====
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“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.
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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:
  
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.
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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.  
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[United States, Deceased Physician File (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== 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]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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[[United States Vital Records]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box:
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2061540/waypoints United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968]
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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.
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

Revision as of 17:57, 27 September 2013

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

Contents

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1864 to 1968.

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.

For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing American Medical Association, Chicago.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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 especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968

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.