Definitions for genealogyˌdʒi niˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˈæl-, ˌdʒɛn i-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. genealogy, family tree(noun)

    successive generations of kin

  2. genealogy(noun)

    the study or investigation of ancestry and family history


  1. genealogy(Noun)

    The descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; lineage or pedigree.

  2. genealogy(Noun)

    A record or table of such descent; a family tree.

  3. genealogy(Noun)

    The study, and formal recording of such descents.

  4. Origin: From genealogie (Modern généalogie), from genealogia, from γενεαλογία, from γενεά and -λογία

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genealogy(noun)

    an account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their children in the natural order of succession; a pedigree

  2. Genealogy(noun)

    regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage

  3. Origin: [OE. genealogi, genelogie, OF. genelogie, F. gnalogie, L. genealogia, fr. Gr. ; birth, race, descent (akin to L. genus) + discourse.]


  1. Genealogy

    Genealogy is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral traditions, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives. The pursuit of family history tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one's family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.

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