genealogy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n genealogy the study or investigation of ancestry and family history
    • n genealogy successive generations of kin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Genealogy 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.
    • Genealogy Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n genealogy 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 genealogy In biology, a similar tracing of the lines of descent of animals or plants from ancestral forms. See evolution.
    • n genealogy Pedigree; lineage; regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor.
    • n genealogy Progeny; offspring; generation.
    • n genealogy Synonyms Lineage, etc. See pedigree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Genealogy jen-e-al′o-ji history of the descent of families: the pedigree of a particular person or family
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. genealogi, genelogie, OF. genelogie, F. généalogie, L. genealogia, fr. Gr. ; birth, race, descent (akin to L. genus,) + discourse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. genealogiagenea, birth, legein, to speak of.

Usage

In literature:

After destroying all other genealogies and family distinctions, they invent a sort of pedigree of crimes.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Following the chapter containing the prophecy of Noah, the historian records the genealogy of the descendants of Ham and Canaan.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
See the genealogical tree.
"The Man-Wolf and Other Tales" by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
We can then work the results of our genealogical conjectures into the general history of the northern counties.
"Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time" by James Gray
A. Genealogical List, to show the manner in which a native family becomes divided.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
An escutcheon containing a number of quarterings is called a genealogical achievement.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
He had as much right to his genealogy as she to hers.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
Genealogy of Abram from Shem, 11:10 end.
"The Bible Book by Book" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
And, in a certain sense, this is, no doubt, more or less true; but that sense is decidedly not the genealogical one.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
Despite genealogy, each was in his way a thoroughbred.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
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In poetry:

Backward blowing
Blizzards of memory
Flatten out
The genealogies.
"Gospel" by Patrick Kavanagh
I respect Assyria, China, Teutonia, and the Hebrews;
I adopt each theory, myth, god, and demi-god;
I see that the old accounts, bibles, genealogies, are true, without
exception;
"With Antecedents" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Then learn strategies to track them down in our Kansas Genealogy Crash Course webinar on Thursday, Dec 6.
It is one in the series "Sources and Resources" published by the Southwest Oklahoma Genealogical Society.
Last weekend I spoke at a meeting of the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA).
Witcher will be the featured speaker at the Louisville Genealogical Society's annual Family History Seminar and Book Fair on Oct 20.
Gathering the genealogy records in Germany that survived World War II.
In recognition of Family-History Month in October, George Memorial Library will present the First Annual Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, October 20, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Meeting Room of the library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond.
"When you get into genealogy, you have two parents, four grandparents and then it doubles," Webb said.
Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke's Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.
The leading family history magazine for researching Genealogy.
A group of us from the Ionia County Genealogical Society, headed by President Pam Swiler, met at the Library of Michigan a few days ago for a tour of the "new" Archives of Michigan.
Genealogia is the first Italian software for history, family history and genealogy processing.
Genealogical Society requests spot in South School.
Genealogy Society to hear talk on 'Pioneers and First Families.
The genealogy community in Jefferson County has lost three very dear friends in recent years.
Other speakers included Patricia Kruger, the president of the Charleston Genealogical Society.
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In science:

Thus, if we consider the sequence of genealogical trees produced by the Yule tree process at the times Tj , j ≥ 1, we have exactly the binary search tree process — particles in N (t) correspond to leaves in the binary search tree.
Almost sure asymptotics for the random binary search tree
Clearly the position of a particle in the Yule tree process is -1 times its height in the genealogical tree, so we may build the Yule tree process and binary search tree process on the same probability space and then −M (Tn ) = Hn and −S (Tn ) = hn + 1 for all n ≥ 1 (almost surely).
Almost sure asymptotics for the random binary search tree
Line-of-descent and genealogical processes and their applications in population genetics models.
The small world effect on the coalescing time of random walks
This is also the expected number of particles living at x0 , descending from the original particle at x0 and whose genealogy is described by the path Π, that is, their mothers were at xn−1 , their grandmothers at xn−2 and so on.
Survival, extinction and approximation of discrete-time branching random walks
In order to refer to these trees it is convenient to use genealogical phrasing.
Entropy and Hausdorff Dimension in Random Growing Trees
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