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August 1, 2018

Creating a Medical Ancestry Chart

Have you ever created a medical history of your ancestors' causes of death? It's a very interesting, and I believe valuable, exercise. I created one for my husband's family on his father's side. It starts with hubs' grandparents. For each generation I listed the name of the ancestor, the age at which they died, and the cause of death (if I have found it)

After I created it using Excel, it was easy to see that heart problems appear to run in the family! This will be something for hubs to be aware of - to exercise more, eat healthy, and have regular medical checkups.


Gen 3 GrandParents

Charlie
77
heart
Kak
91
heart

Gen 4 Great Grandparents

John Massey
85

Myrtle Sandercock
48
Aneurism
Archie Demeulenaere
58
heart
Maggie Butler
84


Gen 5 Great-Great-Grandparents

Tom Massey
53
heart
Harriet Purdue
81

Henri Demeulenaere
96

Maria Blondeel
88

Joseph Butler
55
Heart attack
Carrie Kirsch
72
Cerebral Hem. (stroke)
Sam Sandercock
78
Heart
Ann Jackson
76
Stroke

Gen 6 Great-Great-Great-Grandparents

William Massey
45
Disease?
Ellen Montgomery
53
Inflammation
Frederick Purdue
93
Heart failure
Margaret Cowan
92
Heart
Felix Demeulenaere
72

Amelia Grootheart
35

George Sandercock
77

Fanny Joll
72

Allen Butler
48
Heart
Catharine Weiss
84
Old Age
John Kirsch
37-47

Veronica Schiebel
83
Senility, pneumonia
William Jackson
65
Stroke
Catherine Hogan
44
Typhoid Fever

2 comments:

ScotSue said...

An interesting project! Thank you for the idea.

Bonnie Woodman said...

I did something similar for my husband when we switched heart doctors - Dr was very impressed and gave him great info on passed medical history - I also passed it along to his sisters and their children - since some have had heart issues.