from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
- n. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
- n. The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; lineage or pedigree.
- n. A record or table of such descent; a family tree.
- n. The study, and formal recording of such descents.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; an enumeration of ancestors and their descendants in the natural order of succession.
- n. In biology, a similar tracing of the lines of descent of animals or plants from ancestral forms. See evolution.
- n. Pedigree; lineage; regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor.
- n. Progeny; offspring; generation.
- n. Synonyms Lineage, etc. See pedigree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the study or investigation of ancestry and family history
- n. successive generations of kin
You can google the word genealogy and youll instantly come up with dozens of sites that will help you learn about your ancestors.
Since genealogy is (dubious sources say) the second-most-popular topic on the Internet, I typed in "genealogy, sex" to see how those terms stacked up against each other.
In the present article, therefore, we shall not dwell upon the term genealogy, but consider the parts, usually genealogical lists, introduced by the phrase "these are the generations" or "this is the book of the generation"; we shall investigate the meaning of the introductory phrase, enumerate the principal genealogical lists, indicate their sources, draw attention to their importance, and point out their deficiencies.
Publisher genealogy is all too complicated to figure out from where I sit these days, imprint of imprint of imprint begat imprint of imprint.
The genealogy of "genealogy" leads to a Greek word that may be translated as "race," "family," or perhaps depending on context as something else.
Anyone can misspell a word, and "genealogy" is a doozy.
The value of estate papers in Irish genealogy is in finding information about the estate and the tenants on the estate.
Those of us involved in genealogy know that when someone finds their roots, they want to visit the area, get to know the people who are still here and enjoy the feeling of belonging.
For some, myself included, genealogy is more than just a hobby.
To me, at least, genealogy is a hobby, with no deeper meaning than, say, collecting stamps.