Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Genealogist's Resource for Interpreting Causes of Death

Found this website compiled by Rudy Schmidt which is of great use to any genealogist and family historian often baffled by causes of death found on a death certificate or other document.

It is a comprehensive searchable database in alphabetical order with a glossary of archaic medical terms, diseases and causes of death. It also features some original images of certificates and other documents.

Glossary of Archaic Medical Terms, Diseases and Causes of Death

Antiquus Morbus is a collection of archaic medical terms and their old and modern definitions. The primary focus of this web site is to help decipher the Causes of Death found on Mortality Lists, Certificates of Death and Church Death Records from the 19th century and earlier. This web site will be updated often and as new information is received. My intention is to collect and record old medical terms in all European languages. The English and German lists are the most extensive to date.

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1 comment:

  1. this is mainly useful for Death found on Mortality Lists, Certificates of Death.