Got a doctor or midwife among your British relatives? UK-based genealogy database site Familyrelatives.com added a million records of doctors, dentists and midwives who practiced from 1853 to 1943.
The records come from several sources, including the London List Medical Directory, Nisbets Medical Directory and the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians. After 1858, the UKs General Council of Medical Education and Registration began keeping medical registers.
You can see a list of databases in the medical registers collection at FamilyRelatives.com (youll need to scroll down on the page).
Search and view the registers with a Familyrelatives.com subscription (about $50 a year); the records aren’t available on a pay-per-view basis.
Related resources from Family Tree Magazine:
- Look for our article on midwifery and how our ancestors were born in the March 2010 Family Tree Magazine (on newsstands Jan. 5).
- Examining clues in old hospital records (free article)
- Medical Attention: How to find ancestors medical records and put their illnesses into historical context (Family Tree Magazine Plus article)