Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who studies, professes or practices genealogy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who traces genealogies or the descent of persons or families.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who traces genealogies; a student of or writer upon genealogy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an expert in genealogy

Etymologies

From genealogy +‎ -ist. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With scientists debating whether the Donner Party resorted to cannibalism while crossing the Sierra Nevada in 1846, one genealogist is sure of the answer.

    Do Donners Still Hunger for Human Flesh?

  • Warren Buffett's sister Doris Buffett, an amateur genealogist, is considering DNA testing to establish a conclusive genetic link.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • Like the Ichabod Crane schoolmaster and the prissy librarian, the genealogist was a specific type, easily recognizable and faintly ridiculous.

    AmericanHeritage.com

  • LinkThe scare quotes around "genealogist" are appropriate.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • After Bill meets with a genealogist to find his relatives, everyone with the Dauterive last name which the "genealogist" searched on the Internet is invited to his house for a party.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • On the front is a graveyard and the words "I see dead people" ON BACK is a tree with the words 'genealogist' written across in large letters.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • So far, most of this has been gained by sending field-workers -- a new kind of genealogist -- out among the members of a family, and having them collect the desired information, either by study of extant records, or by word of mouth.

    Applied Eugenics

  • He used computer programs that he created, he worked with mathematicians AND he's a renowned genealogist which is considered a science ...

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Brydges, Sir Samuel Egerton (1762 – 1837): bibliographer and genealogist, MP for Maidstone 1812 – 18.

    Index of People

  • Assisted by genealogist Marjorie Sholes, Emmitt located the marriage record for his great-great-grandparents, which revealed Victoria's maiden name: Puryear.

    Megan Smolenyak: Emmitt Smith: Who Do You Think You Are?

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