V – INFORMATION NECESSARY IN ORDER TO CREATE THE “GENOGRAM”

• Brothers and sisters
• Half-brothers and half-sisters
• Adopted children
• One’s own children, one’s own descendants
• Mother and father
• Adopted mother or adopted father
• Aunts and uncles
• Grandparents (maternal and paternal)
• All dates of birth and death
• Dates of separation or divorce
• Professions
• Social situations
• Historical events (wars, flight, exile, political situations, etc.)
• Incarcerations
• Parents’ previous partners
• Grandparents’ previous partners
• Were the parents forced to marry due to a pregnancy?
• Were the grandparents forced to marry due to a pregnancy?
• Children who died at birth
• Abortions
• Personal illnesses
• Illnesses in the family
• Hospitalisations
• Psychiatric hospitalisations
• Serious accidents
• Were there murders in the family?
• Suicides?
• Any member of the family who died at an early age
• Any member of the family who was abandoned or confided to others
• Any form of serious difficulty in life: handicaps, depression, addictions such as drugs and alcohol
• Taboo subjects, family secrets
• Sexual or other abuse
• Religion
• Ethnicity
• Failures and successes
• Financial situations
• People who were excluded or rejected
• “Black sheep”
• “Saints”
• Scandals
• Cases of mysterious death that are not spoken about