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Index to the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Registers , compiled 1979 - 1991, documenting the period 1906 - 1991

ARC Identifier 570981

Series from Record Group 185: Records of the Panama Canal, 1848 - 1999

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Creator(s):Department of Defense. Department of the Army. U.S. Army South. U.S. Army Garrison Panama. Directorate of Logistics. Transportation Division. Mortuary Affairs Section. (10/31/1979 - 12/31/1999)
Type(s) of Archival Materials:Data Files
Textual Records

National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RD-DC-E), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3681; EMAIL:

Inclusive Dates:1979 - 1991
Coverage Dates:1906 - 1991
Date Note:NARA did not receive data for the following seven years: 1912, 1917, 1918, 1955, 1960, 1965, and 1980 (October 1979 to September 1980). 1979 is the date of the computerization of the index when the U.S. Army took control of the mortuary operations.
Part Of:Record Group 185: Records of the Panama Canal, 1848 - 1999
Includes: 1 file unit described in ARCSearch within this Series
Function and Use:The database was created to serve as an electronic index to the records of individuals processed by the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary.
Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted
General Note(s):The data file contains some obvious typographical and data entry errors such as misspellings and data from two fields erroneously entered into a single field. Overall, less than 3 percent of the records are affected by these obvious errors.

NARA holds the registers, for which this data file serves as a partial index, in the series "Gorgas Hospital Mortuary Records, 1906-1999." The register entries provide more detailed information about the individual than do the electronic records, including the cause of death if known and a breakdown of the fees for processing and transporting the deceased's remains.

Finding Aid Type:Doc. Package
Online Resource:Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system
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Online Resource Note:The electronic records in this series can be searched online via the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system.
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Disposition Authority Number(s):N1-AU-99-9
Accession Number(s):NN3-185-01-001



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