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Access the records: United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968 .
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.
For a list of records by surnames currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
The information varies with each card. The facts usually found include:
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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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.
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.