Source Information

Ancestry.com. Chelsea, Massachusetts, Navy General Register of Patients, 1872-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: General Register of Patients 1872–1917. 4 volumes. ARC ID: 3555649. Records of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, 1812–1975, Record Group 52. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About Chelsea, Massachusetts, Navy General Register of Patients, 1872-1917

The Chelsea Naval Hospital opened its doors on January 7, 1836. Located on the banks of the Mystic River in Chelsea, Massachusetts, it was one of the first three hospitals authorized by Congress for naval personnel. This database contains general patient registers for the hospital. The registers may include the following details:

  • name
  • age
  • grade
  • birthplace
  • admission and discharge date
  • disease or wound
  • ship
  • remarks