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A directory of nineteenth-century American doctors, which includes biographical information, is available in:
- Atkinson, William Biddle. The Physicians and Surgeons of the United States. Philadelphia: Charles Robson, 1878. Digital version at Google Books.
A directory of lawyers in the United States was published in 1851 and is available online.
The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board administers a Federal retirement benefit program covering the nation's railroad workers that were employed after 1936. Contact them and they will determine if they hold the applicable records or if you will need to place the request with the National Archives. Information on living persons can only be obtained with written permission.
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board
Congressional Inquiry Section
844 North Rush Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2092
A list of railroad employee record repositories compiled by Genealogy Today.
Genealogy Quick Look provides an index to a portion of resources available through the Midwest Genealogy Center as well as inactive pension claims from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Search the index by name and/or date. If you locate a resource, you will have an opportunity to request it from the source organization.
Bricklayers, Masons, & Plasterers
Bricklayers, Masons, & Plasterers Union (pub.1914) searchable online book 
International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers