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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The database was created to serve as an electronic index to the records of individuals processed by the Gorgas Hospital Mortuary.
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.