Oral History Projects

You can keep track of your family history in a variety of ways, but collecting "oral histories" is a great way to get in-depth information from your family tree.

Tips For Collecting Your Family Health History

Learn how to collect your family health history, what information to collect, and with whom to share your health information.  It could help you lead a healthier life.

Public Service Announcement on Family Health History

Created through collaboration among several organizations, these videos show how diseases run in families, why learn about family health history, and how to stay healthy. 

The Geisinger Health System Family History Campaign

Family history can be a risk factor for chronic conditions.  This is why collecting family health history is so important—learn how!

Why Should I Collect My Family Health History?

Talking to your relatives about your family history will make a difference.  You can learn about your personal risk of disease and use this information to make healthier choices.


Welcome to the Genes in Life blog!  Every two months we will focus on a particular area of health and genomics.  We’ll highlight current events, exciting discoveries, and more.