United States, Panama Canal Zone, Index to the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Registers - FamilySearch Historical Records
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United States, Panama Canal Zone, Index to the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Registers, 1906-1991
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|Record Type||Mortuary Registers|
|Record Group||RG 185: Records of the Panama Canal|
|National Archives Identifier||570981 514|
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection includes records from 1906-1991
This collection contains a partial index to the mortuary's registers of military personnel, canal employees and canal zone civilians processed through the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary. Acquired from the National Archives "Access to Archival Databases" (AAD). The records are from Record Group 185 Records of the Panama Canal. See also ARC Identifier 570981. Additional information about this collection may be found on the National Archives website.
The following seven years are not included in this collection: 1912, 1917, 1918, 1955, 1960, 1965, and 1980. Gorgas Hospital, located in the Panama Canal Zone, was run by the U.S. Army, but is now under Panamanian control.
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- Date and place of death
- Burial place
- Estimated birth year
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