Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/12/2008

Know your family’s medical history, know your risk

When Elaine Powell’s husband started having heart problems, she recalled that his father died of a heart attack as a young man. That left her wondering if her husband had inherited a heart condition.

But unlike many of us, Powell knew how to find the answers. As a genealogist, Powell is accustomed to digging through family histories. Using death certificates and obituaries, the Orlando woman built a “medical family tree” for her husband’s family. It turns out that her husband’s late father was an anomaly. There wasn’t a long trail of heart disease in the family. for more click here

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