What health problems plagued your ancestors?

05 Mar

Having a family member recently diagnosed with cancer and having to write out all those medical questionnaires about family health problems was earth shattering this past week. But it also set me to thinking…

Genealogists have three primary goals:

  1. Some only want to know names and places and aren’t all that interested in what life was like for their ancestors
  2. Some are focused on names and places, but also want to know the history of the time the ancestors lived in and what their lives were like (I fit this category)
  3. Finally, some genealogists have an interest in the health history of their family and what illnesses or genetic issues they may carry in their bloodline

Having cancer in the family has now caused me to increase my interests from mainly number 2, to include a new interest in number 3 as well.

Where are you in your genealogy search?

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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in random musings



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