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Genealogy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • successive generations of kin

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • successive generations of kin ,
  • the study or investigation of ancestry and family history

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Genealogy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Genealogy is the study of family history. It is the study of family relationships and ancestry. It is a popular hobby in the United States and in many other countries.

Some people show their family history using a family tree. A family tree is a diagram of the members of a family. With a family tree you use lines to show how people are related, for example, people who are married or have children.

Some people keep track of their family history data in a genealogy database on their computer. Examples of data that a person would save are dates and places of births, marriages, and deaths. Other information that might be saved are records of military service, census records which show where ancestors lived at a certain time, immigration data, education, occupations, and even photos of the ancestors. The person building the database can usually decide to save many kinds data—news articles, stories that were told in the family (oral history), information on religious ceremonies, wills or inheritances, information from family letters, customs, or how world or local events affected the family. The advantages of using a genealogy database are that it helps to keep the data organized, especially when relationships change; it can generate several types of charts or tables with the data filled in; it may make it easier to share data with others; and it takes up less room than paper and notebooks.

Genealogy Sample Sentences in News

  • Annual state genealogy and history fair set for Saturday
    INDIANAPOLIS — The annual Indiana Genealogy and Local History fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the history reference room at the Indiana State Library, 315 W. Ohio St. “Haunted and Hi Read more on this news related to 'Genealogy'
  • Local Business, BeneFinders, Needs Support to move on to the next step for $150,000 Grant from Mission Main Street ...
    Palmdale, California -- BeneFinders, a local genealogy research company, has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main StreetSM Grants. BeneFinders must ... Read more on this news related to 'Genealogy'
  • Classes help chart personal history - Thu, 09 Oct 2014 PST
    Learn how to sleuth for genealogy records going back decades at a workshop Saturday in Otis Orchards. The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. session, “Find Your Family,” is free and open to the public at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21022 E. Wellesley Ave. Read more on this news related to 'Genealogy'

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