Following our series of polls on characteristics that run in the family, and with the Olympics now underway, we wanted to ask your thoughts on whether athletic ability runs in your family.
Some families love going on hikes, swimming, bike rides and pursuing other outdoor activities together. But do athletic parents produce athletic kids? Do you have athletes in your family?
Let us know via the poll below:
Last week we asked whether sense of direction ran in your family.
Many people enjoy finding out information about their ancestors in terms of the facts and figures about their lives.
But what some enjoy most is learning about how they lived and what kind of people they were.
There are certain character traits that appear to run in the family and when you see a family member exhibiting the mannerisms or characteristics that their parents, or grandparents possessed, you feel a sense of familiarity or continuation.
So to carry on this theme, we’re now interested in the lighter side of life - humor.
We’ve all got those relatives that have a fantastic sense of humor, the ones who always have a joke or anecdote to share at every family get together.
Have you noticed a trend in your family? Do you think sense of humor is inherited? We'd love to hear your view in the poll, or comments section below.
I've got a pretty good sense of direction - as does my Mom. My Dad would be the first to admit that without Sat Nav (GPS), he'd be more than a little lost.
People talk about a genetic sense of direction running in a family. While some scientists suggest that genes do play a part in your ability to get from A to B, we thought we'd create our own survey to see if there was a trend.
We'd like to hear from you: Does the sense of direction run in your family?
Family history research is all about discovering previously unknown information.
Most of our time is focused on locating interesting family facts and following clues to diverse records. Sometimes, however, we make an incredible discovery that reveals something completely new and unexpected.
We'd like to learn about the most incredible, amazing, surprising thing you've found through your research. Let us know in the poll below.
An article in the Dallas Morning News, quoting a 2012 American Legacies Pulse Study, states that family history is the most important "asset" that we bequeath to our descendants.
According to the story, 86% of people ages 47-66 and 74% of those ages 72+ say that passing on family stories and memories means more to them than passing on material possessions.
Even though I no longer live there, I can tell you which room has a draft, where my brother got a knock on his head, how we set up the room for my sisters engagement party and which cupboard in 'my' bedroom has a squeaky door.
I remember my home, street and neighborhood and it brings back very fond memories whenever I think about them.
However many people do stay near their childhood homes and places of birth. We want to know from you, do you still live in your family home or neighborhood? Please answer the poll below.
Do you have special memories from your family home? Please share with us below.
Sports are a traditional part of family entertainment.
Allegiance to specific teams - which team you cheer for - is something generally passed down through the generations.
Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, rugby, cricket - so many teams with associations to certain cities. To New Yorkers, it will always be the "Brooklyn" Dodgers, even though they left for other parts long ago, while Chicagoans will always love "Da Bears."
We go with our families to sporting events. We support the same team, we console each other when they lose and celebrate when they win. Our family team is part of our shared family experience.
I remember going with my family to watch football games, and I imagine taking my own children, when they're old enough to appreciate it.
We're interested in learning if you have a family team. Does your family cheer on the same team? Or, do you support rival teams? Let us know via the poll below.
According to Guinness World Records, the largest family reunion attracted 2,585 members of the Lilly family from the USA. The record was set on August 9, 2009.
We’re interested to hear about the largest family reunion you’ve attended. Have you come close to breaking this record?
Do you have pictures from your family reunion? Please share them on our Facebook page.
People have been migrating around the world much more frequently over the past century or so, as international travel has became much easier (from steamships to rail to jets). All this movement impacts many of us as we now have branches located around the globe. It also means that in many family trees, various languages are represented in those branches.
Surnames (or family names) are a meaningful inheritance bequeathed to us by our ancestors. Our family trees are a rich melting pot of family names covering diverse cultures and ethnicities.
Have you ever counted how many different surnames are on your tree? We invite you to answer the following poll: