noun, plural ge·ne·al·o·gies.
Origin of genealogy
Synonyms for genealogy
Related Words for genealogicalgenetic, national, tribal, familial, inborn, ancestral, folk, hereditary, lineal, phyletic, phylogenetic, affiliated, congenital, consanguine, consanguineous, inbred, inherited, innate, maternal, old
Examples from the Web for genealogical
Contemporary Examples of genealogical
Locating records of Russian Jews is among the most difficult challenges in genealogical research.An Oscar Winner’s Secret History
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
October 14, 2010
And then there are the short chapters, genealogical vignettes set in 1857, 1869, and 1630.The Squid and the Whale of a Book
June 14, 2009
Historical Examples of genealogical
An arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees.The Devil's Dictionary
He showed her first the genealogical tree of the Rougon-Macquarts.
Yes; this is the genealogical tree that I had not even brought up to date.
Thus, the natural system is genealogical in its arrangement, like a pedigree.On the Origin of Species
Amiand, his attempt at a genealogical arrangement of Old Bab.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
noun plural -gies
Word Origin for genealogy
early 14c., "line of descent, pedigree, descent," from Old French genealogie (12c.), from Late Latin genealogia "tracing of a family," from Greek genealogia, from genea "generation, descent" (see genus) + -logia (see -logy). An Old English word for it was folctalu, literally "folk tale." Meaning "study of family trees" is from 1768.