Hello--I've only recently found this site and traced my mother's Adair family line through the Mormon's geneology web site. My query concerns the possible hereditary link of mental illness--in particular,Schizophrenia. Although there are many other families marrying into the line, bringing their own genetic traits,I thought this would be some kind of starting point. Her particular family line seems to start with William B.1418 Scotland then a few generations to John B.Abt 1585 Ireland eventually to Thomas B.1680 Ireland(who seems to be the first in that line to emigrate to the U.S.)onto Joseph,Thomas Jefferson Adair B.1771 S.Carolina,Samuel Jefferson,George WashingtonAdair B.1837 Alabama and finally to her father Rufus Nathaniel B.1884.I hesitated posting this message for a long time mainly because of the subject matter--which seemed kind of a heavy one considering some of the messages posted I've read--and also because I'm not sure the results,given the unscientific way of going about it,would mean or change anything for me either way. But if anyone has any comments or questions I would be interested in hearing them.