Monday, March 16, 2015

McKeen talks writing family history | The Ridgefield Press

McKeen talks writing family history | The Ridgefield Press

"Talking" about writing my family history is as far as I've gotten...well almost.  While I dream of a book, a completed book about my family history, I have written paragraphs.  I have approached writing a family history, but the very thought of carrying through in some type of "sensical" fashion and one day arriving at a tome of published stories, has me shaking in my boots.

Is this a case of phobia?  Still, I do desire to take my research and use it for a basis for telling the family story.  McKeen has worked on it for 29 years; at this stage of my life (I'm over the hill), what can I still accomplish.  Worth thinking about?  Worth devoting some time ever Sunday toward that end?

It is up to me and you to make it happen.  Follow my blog and I'll let you know of my progress.  

Family history of prostate cancer raises a woman's risk of breast cancer



Family history of prostate cancer raises a woman's risk of breast cancer

I don't have a family history of prostate cancer, so far as I know, but I thought that this was interesting and certainly a factor that women should be aware of. 

Health history is a part of family history and as a family historian, I have always been interested in the "cause of death" section on death certificates.  Did you know that there are protocols for recording your family's health history?

Here is a pedigree health form.  Write in the cause of death for each family member and take it with you when you go to your doctor for your yearly check up.   For more information, google "family health history" or turn to Cyndislist for direction.