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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

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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

How You Can Contribute

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.


Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. 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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