Family History and Genetics in England, Scotland and Wales

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If you're in the need of some support of advice within your household, contact one of the many helpful organisations below who can support you.

Support for families | Action for Children
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Family Support Services | Family Action
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Family History and Genetics

Genealogy research is forever expanding within it's abilities allowing us to find out more about your ancestors going even further back into British history. Here are the current services that we offer;

•Research undertaken from the year 1837 onwards for the British Isles apart from Ireland & Northern Ireland.
In the case of Scottish research from 1855 onwards.
•Research undertaken pre 1837. Parish Records, census returns and archived material for the county of  Northumberland.
•Research undertaken pre 1855 All Scotland. Parish Records, census returns and archived material.
•We can research your Family Tree or provide you with a Family Tree Starter Pack.
•Photography Service, Berwick Upon Tweed, Scottish Borders and Northumberland.

General Inherited Genetics

  • Hair colour
  • Eye colour
  • Height
  • Cheek bone structure
  • Teeth alignment
  • Skin colour

One of the main uses of learning about your family history is to understand the genetics that you have obtained. There are many illnesses and conditions that can be carried within your genetics, by finding out what these conditions may be at an early date, could allow a medical professionals to test for symptoms allowing treatment to be given during the early stages.

Examples of general conditions which can be inherited through genetics;

  • Huntington's disease
  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Neurofibromatosis

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