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Medical Records

Just because an ancesor dies, dosn't mean thats the end of their story. Most people might think that the Death certificates is the last document to find for an ancestry, WRONG. The death certificate is just the start of their final days.

Many coroner reports and inquest papers have survived and can normally be found at local record offices. Early records can be found at The National Archives under KB9-12.

Doctors notes can also help towards find out more about an ancestors lifestyle and general health. These can also be found at local record office and can include details about vaccinations that the family was given againest dieseases such as Smallpox which was a compulsory vaccination to have from the late 18th Century

With today's technology, hospitals are now utilizing health informatics to keep track of medical records digitally, allowing us to share a large amount of data worldwide.

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Hospital Records