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ge·ne·al·o·gy

(jē'nē-al'ŏ-jē),
1. Heredity.
2. The explicit assembly of the descent of a person or family; it may be of any length.
[G. genea, descent, + logos, study]

genealogy

(jē′nē-ŏl′ə-jē, -ăl′-, jĕn′ē-)
n. pl. genealo·gies
1. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
3. The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.

ge′ne·a·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ge′ne·a·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ge′ne·al′o·gist n.

ge·ne·al·o·gy

(jē'nē-ol'ŏ-jē)
1. Heredity.
2. The explicit assembly of the descent of a person or family; it may be of any length.
[G. genea, descent, + logos, study]

genealogy

The study of the ancestry of an individual or group. Such investigations are particularly important in tracing the inheritance of genetically transmitted conditions or traits. One of the most important collections of genealogical information is in the archives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (i.e., the Mormon Church) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Two accounts of battles with the Hagrites are recorded amid the genealogies of 1 Chronicles 5.
53] In terms of the poem's interest in genealogies both typological and actual, it is telling that Lanyer also chooses to paraphrase the description of the ungodly in Psalm 58, when she asserts, "Froward are the ungodly from their berth, / No sooner borne but they doe goe astray" (113-14) [54] She hints at an argument she will make explicit later: the Countess's enemies lack legitimacy not only before the eyes of God, but also those of man, in their attempts to keep from her the lands which were her daughter Anne's by right.
The Countess also clearly placed a great deal of faith in the compilation of the family papers, genealogies, and legal documents which comprised the basis of her claims.
Includes all three volumes of Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, along with Genealogies of Pennsylvania Families from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.
For more than five years, SMGF has collected genetic samples and their correlated genealogies from around the world to build its databases.
The previously released 11 titles on Internet Family Archives included family genealogies (including Mayflower Genealogies), international census records, and immigration records.
In total SMGF has collected 60,000 DNA samples from around the world with genealogies linked to over 2.
org, can now query a database of more than 12,000 individual genetic profiles linked to genealogies of more than 480,000 ancestors representing more than 7,900 surnames around the world.
Such a wealth of new lineage data will make possible great depth of ancestry research, enable historians to track world-wide migration patterns, help people with blocked genealogies trace family origins, and demonstrate scientifically how closely related each human being is to every other.