Ancestors

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While her father was hospitalized for prostate cancer, television journalist Carol Krause and her sisters made a count of all the family members who had passed away, and came to a shocking conclusion: a large number of them had died of cancer. She began to research her family history, an important part of which was sending away for family death certificates. The information she discovered in this search ended up saving her own life as well as the lives of other family members: she herself was diagnosed with colon cancer and was able to have it treated early on. In the studio segment, hosts Jim and Terry Willard discuss with geneticists Dr. Raymond White and Vickie Venne the advantages to building a medical family pedigree in addition to a family pedigree, and the proper way to interpret the information resulting from this type of search.

Ancestors: Season 1

Ancestors - Getting Started

Ancestors

Getting Started

Ancestors - Looking at Home

Ancestors

Looking at Home

Ancestors - Gathering Family Stories

Ancestors

Gathering Family Stories

Ancestors - The Paper Trail

Ancestors

The Paper Trail

Ancestors - Libraries and Archives

Ancestors

Libraries and Archives

Ancestors - Census and Military Records

Ancestors

Census and Military Records

Ancestors - African American Research

Ancestors

African American Research

Ancestors - Your Medical Heritage

Ancestors

Your Medical Heritage

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Ancestors - High-Tech Help

Ancestors

High-Tech Help

Ancestors - Leaving a Legacy

Ancestors

Leaving a Legacy

Ancestors - Records at Risk

Ancestors

Records at Risk

Ancestors - Family Records

Ancestors

Family Records

Ancestors - Compiled Records

Ancestors

Compiled Records

Ancestors - Genealogy and Technology

Ancestors

Genealogy and Technology

Ancestors - Vital Records

Ancestors

Vital Records

Ancestors - Religious Records

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Religious Records

Ancestors - Cemetery Records

Ancestors

Cemetery Records

Ancestors - Census Records

Ancestors

Census Records

Ancestors - Military Records

Ancestors

Military Records

Ancestors - Newspapers as Records

Ancestors

Newspapers as Records