noun, plural ge·ne·al·o·gies.
- genealogical tree,
Origin of genealogy
Examples from the Web for genealogist
It was while you were at school, and she asked me to get a genealogist to copy certain things for her.Amy in Acadia|Helen Leah Reed
This was pointed out in the first chapter, but is certain to strike the genealogist's attention forcibly.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
The genealogist Chrin, in his "Abrg chronologique des Edits, etc." , states that he is ignorant of the number.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine
To decide which is the particular Hauterive or Dampierre in question is the work of the genealogist.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
I am not a genealogist, but if these preachers tell truth, we are all second cousins.Candide|Voltaire
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.