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Old 08-08-2018, 22:29   #11
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I'm in to Genealogy too and found the branch that seemed to pass on that Type 1 Diabetes mutation to me - The Fuegs from Ohio who came by way of Switzerland back in the 1800s - the last person from that branch who died from it (because it went un-treated - no available insulin) was relatively recent in 1943.

Even though Insulin had been discovered by then it was not being mass produced and many people did not have access to it. This usually resulted in a slow death by those inflicted.

Pretty terrible!
We really have no idea how lucky we are, being born and living in the time we do. The past was horrendous for many except the rich, the future seems doomed by many things which I wont go into because they involve politics and society. Whatever the case, I consider myself to have been very lucky.

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I did ancestry.com for a while, but I thought it wasn't very user friendly, so I cancelled my membership. Maybe it was operator error...LOL! I was looking for my dad's SSN. I thought his discharge papers would have that, but it didn't. I was thinking of taking a genealogy class that is offered by the school district.
Persistence pays off. They are always getting new information from new sources, as they become digitised and available publicly (not everything is, of course). I started 2 years ago, and I had nearly no information. At first, my birth mother was not even turning up in searches. Then, quite suddenly, there she was, and it all went from there.

The other thing to remember is that you'll never get information on people who are still alive: Ancestry is very hot on privacy, which is as it should be.

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