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Definition: Genealogy is 1) the study of family history and descent  2) a chart or recorded history of the descent of a person or family from their ancestors 3) Descent from an ancestor

Pronunciation: [jee-nee-ol-uh-jee] • (noun

Alternate Forms: genealogical (adj.);  genealogically (adv.)

Common Misspellings: geneology, geneaology, genlogy, geniology

Related Resources:

Genealogy 101
A beginner's guide to genealogy with the basic information you need to get started tracing your family tree.

Genealogy Supplies & Online Tools
Charts, forms, records and family trees available both for free and for purchase, plus online genealogy tools such as calendars, date and soundex converters and more.

Genealogy Search
Genealogy only directories and search engines to help you focus your search for surnames or family history Web pages

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