genealogy

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.

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