6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2016 12:32 PM by Kelly Osborn

    Suspected genetic patterns in family history


      I just saw this 2014 post on the "Disappearing Leveretts"   ICYMI: The disappearing Leveretts - Vita Brevis  from the Vita Brevis genealogy blog. It describes three generations of Leveretts who suffered a tremendously high child mortality rate, probably due to a genetic defect of some sort. I've never encountered a pattern as dramatic as this, but I have noticed differences among average lifespan, family size, and what not repeated over generations in various family lines.  I'd be curious to hear other genealogists' stories.