1. (noun) The study of descent.
2. (noun) A record of descent for an individual, family, or group, also called a family tree.
Example: Quinn and Harley traced their family trees (or genealogies) when they had their first child, Riley.
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- Plural: genealogies
- Genealogy used in a sentence: I can trace my genealogy back to 15th century.
- A (noun) genealogist (adverb) genealogically studies (adjective) genealogic or (adjective) genealogical information.
- Delanty, G., and E. Isin. 2003. Handbook of Historical Sociology. London: Sage Publications.
- Patel, Sujata. 2011. Doing Sociology in India: Genealogies, Locations, and Practices. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.