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| RW_URL_01 = [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7833 Directory of Deceased American Physicians]
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection includes records from 1864 to 1968.
  
This Collection will include records from 1864 to 1968.  
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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.
  
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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===To Browse This Collection===
  
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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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
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Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874577_2460.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 1
 
Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874577_2460.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 1
 
Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874577_2740.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 2
 
Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874577_2740.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 2
 
Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874584_2682.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 3
 
Image:United States, Deceased Physicians Cards (AMA ) (10-0064) DGS 5874584_2682.jpg|Deceased Physicians Cards Example 3
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== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
  
 
The information varies with each card. The facts usually found include:  
 
The information varies with each card. The facts usually found include:  
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*Professional affiliations
 
*Professional affiliations
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The state and county where your ancestor lived.
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*The approximate age and birth place of your ancestor.
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*The approximate death date of your ancestor.
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*Where your ancestor practiced medicine.  
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/2061540/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<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.  
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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.
  
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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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2061540 United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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== What Do I Do Next?  ==
*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  ====
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When you have located your ancestor in the Deceased Physician File, 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.
  
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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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
  
 
*Use the death date and where they practiced to find them in the U.S. federal census records.  
 
*Use the death date and where they practiced to find them in the U.S. federal census records.  
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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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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
  
 
{{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.  
 
{{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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
 
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7833 Directory of Deceased American Physicians]
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==Citations For This Collection==
*[http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/about-ama/physician-data-resources/physician-masterfile.page AMA Physician Masterfile]
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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. <br>
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing American Medical Association, Chicago.}} <br><br>
  
[[United States Vital Records]]
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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: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2061540/waypoints 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.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
{{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 Type Death
Collection years 1864-1968
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What Is in the Collection?

This collection includes 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.

To Browse This Collection

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

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

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 Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The state and county where your ancestor lived.
  • The approximate age and birth place of your ancestor.
  • The approximate death date of your ancestor.
  • Where your ancestor practiced medicine.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page then
⇒Select the "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.

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.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor in the Deceased Physician File, 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.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.

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.


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 2017. Citing American Medical Association, Chicago.

Image Citation:

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


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

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.