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Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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A One Day Family History Conference will be held at Coventry Chapel, Riverside Close, Whitley, from 10am-5pm.
Head of Knowsley Library Service, Peter Marchant, said: "Knowsley's libraries are home to a range of resources to help residents find out more about their family history.
Similarly, only 14% of the hypertensive patients with a documented family history of hypertension had this information documented prior to development of hypertension and this information was documented for 86% after they developed hypertension.
The researchers concluded that clinically relevant family history changes substantially during early and middle adulthood, particularly with regard to colorectal and breast cancer, for which the percentage recommended for high-risk screening increases 1.5- to 3-fold from age 30-50.
Ache son, MD, MS, of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, cautioned that "it is plausible but still unknown whether family history increases the likelihood that breast cancers, prostate cancers or colon adenomas found by screening are clinically significant."
A retrospective review of the University of Washington's electronic medical database identified all women who underwent a first screening breast MRI for a clinical indication and had either a personal history or genetic or family history of breast cancer during the period January 2004 -June 2009.
The cancer yield--the fraction of all women screened who were found to have a malignancy was 3.1% (20 of 646) in the personal history group, or more than twice the 15% (5 of 327) found in the genetic and family history group (P = .14).
He decided to dive heavily into documenting the family history of Cyprien Morin, whose family was one of the first to settle in the Meadow Lake area.
In fact, psychiatric conditions are some of the most heritable of all disorders, but the link between family history and the seriousness of psychiatric disease has been less certain.
5) Enrol on a family history course: It is always worth joining a family history course.
It will be led by: Norman Welch, local historian and lecturer; Jim Nicholson of the Friends of Teesside Archives and Janet Baker, archivist and family history tutor.

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