|Disease and Causes of Death Chart|
It's going around. No, not a virus or something contagious, it is a genealogical exercise in locating and recording the diseases, causes of death and age at death of your ancestors.
I started a chart like this years ago but my research now shows me so much more information about those who have gone before me. I see quite clearly, where I need to find out or send for a vital record of death for many of my "greats". It is a good idea to write this down. I did a medical and genetic investigation paper in college and I interviewed my family at that time. If they knew what diseases were in my family, I wrote it down. It was not a comfortable topic for the elders in my family. Fortunately, I already "did" genealogy so I put the information in my notebook and I have managed not to lose it.
I prefer a list to doing this in genealogy software so I am going to continue to work on this this next winter.
My own lung problems may be part of my family. That much is clear.