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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.