Documenting your health history matters for your family.
About the Family Health History tool
We created this resource to make documenting your family health history easier. Designed by our team of geneticists, the tool gives you a clear view of your family health history.
The Family Health History tool is available for all AncestryHealth® customers, and can be accessed from the Family link at the top of your Health dashboard.
There’s a reason your healthcare providers ask
you to fill out health history forms.
Family health history helps uncover your genetic risk for conditions that can run in families. Knowing your chances allows you to take concrete actions to stay healthy. That means the more you know about your health history, the smarter the choices you can make for you and your family.
The tool will walk you through adding the names and health conditions for all your close family members that may provide genetically important information, such as biological grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, half-siblings, and children.
You can search for over 200 of the most common health conditions that run in families. (We’re always adding to this list.) We also provide helpful tips for gathering this information.
Easy sharing with your healthcare provider
After you’re done, you’ll be able to download a version that you can share with your healthcare providers via email, or print it out to bring to your next appointment. That way, instead of trying to remember the facts every time you go, you can do the leg-work once using our Family Health History tool as a cheat sheet. You can also save it in your personal files for the children in your family.
Our commitment to security and privacy
We take the job of protecting your health information as seriously as the information itself.
We use 2-step verification.
The downloaded version of your family health history does not show your family members' names.
If you’ve already activated your AncestryHealth® kit,
you can start today.