noun, plural ge·ne·al·o·gies.
- genealogical tree,
Origin of genealogy
Examples from the Web for genealogy
Because the doctors do know who the person is; the doctors are conducting the genealogy.
Well, according to the genealogy experts at, uh, myvouchercodes.co.uk who commissioned the pictures, it is.
But the narrative has more to do with geology than genealogy.
Likely, it has to do with history of genealogy or mythology or all of the above.
There is only one problem: In historical terms, this genealogy itself makes no sense.
Genealogies.-There is a "distinction and a difference" between a genealogy and a pedigree.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
And thus my father, Lehi, did discover the genealogy of his fathers.New Witnesses for God (Volume 2 of 3)|B. H. Roberts
He talks as if genealogy were a science—a notion that also troubles a recent writer in the London Spectator.The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6|Various
In so far as it was conscious, it was defiantly independent of genealogy.Young Lives|Richard Le Gallienne
His extensive and peculiar knowledge of Scottish history and genealogy has been of the greatest service throughout.
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.