noun, plural ge·ne·al·o·gies.
- genealogical tree,
Origin of genealogy
Examples from the Web for genealogical
And then there are the short chapters, genealogical vignettes set in 1857, 1869, and 1630.
This is the first phylogeny or genealogical tree ever published.Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution|Alpheus Spring Packard
The tourist was of a genealogical turn of mind, and the Desdichado poured forth his hoarded boasts in his sympathizing ear.
His will is so interesting from a literary point of view, as well as a genealogical one, that it is worthy of fuller notice.Shakespeare's Family|Mrs. C. C. Stopes
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.