Someone made a comment today on the article I wrote yesterday about ancestors passing down their genes etc.
Erindoors noted on a recent visit to Ireland that some of her people suffered from lung diseases...caused actually by working in a coal mine. And she wondering if that pre-disposition to lung disease ran in families. After all, for as many miners who suffered from a lung disease there were also those who didn't.
What I've found among my people...where there are death certs giving the cause of death...about 80% died from a lung condition...everyone from my Gt Grandfather who suffered a fatal asthma attack to a second cousin who was recorded as having 'a congestion of the lungs'...over and over again I've found those records where the attending Doctor has recorded some type of lung disease.
A faulty gene perhaps?