Is Tracing Your Health History Important in Your Genealogy Research?


Are you interested in discovering more about your family’s health history as part of your genealogy research? Many people get into genealogy these days for that very purpose. It is a particularly common reason for beginning genealogy research among adoptees, but others are interested in it, as well. With the ready availability of affordable DNA testing these days, it is easier than ever to explore the health history of your family, either as the main part of your genealogy research or as an aspect of it. You can go to your own doctor for it, or choose from several companies that specialize in this kind of testing. But how truly important is tracing your family’s health history to your genealogy project? The answer all depends on your own special interests, as well as your family’s ethnic and medical background...

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