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This Collection will include records from 1864 to 1968.  
 
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.  
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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 1864 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 [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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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.}}  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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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.  
 
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  ====
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=== Search the Collection  ===
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
  
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:
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Search the collection by image 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.  
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.  
*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.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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=== 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:  
 
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 to find probate or estate 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.  
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If you are unable to find your ancestor look for variant spellings of the surnames. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  
 
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== Citations for This Collection ==
  
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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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
[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]].
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Latest revision as of 17:20, 25 March 2015

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 1864 to 1968. This file contains names for deceased physicians in the USA with a few names from Canada.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968.

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.

Search the collection by image 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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.

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.

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Related Wiki Articles

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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.


Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. 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. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

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

Image Citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968.

 

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