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Definition of Genealogy


  1. 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. Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage.

Genealogy Quotations

A distant cousin sent me some genealogy report on my father's side, and it's sort of what I suspected. Coal miners for generations... four or maybe five generations.
Gina McKee

Genealogy, n. An account of one's descent from a man who did not particularly care to trace his own.
Ambrose Bierce

Words have a genealogy and it's easier to trace the evolution of a single word than the evolution of a language.
Daniel Dennett

A friend of ours has a hobby doing genealogy, and we found out that we were cousins in the ninth degree, that we had a common ancestor on the Mayflower.
Marion Zimmer Bradley

But when you see personal artifacts relating to - by genealogy at least - a living human being, it was just more impressive to me than just about anything I've ever read about slavery before.
Bob Edwards
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Genealogy Translations

genealogy in German is Genealogie
genealogy in Swedish is genealogi
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