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 (jē′nē-ŏl′ə-jē, -ăl′-, jĕn′ē-)
n. pl. ge·ne·al·o·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.

[Middle English genealogie, from Old French, from Late Latin geneālogia, from Greek geneālogiā : geneā, family; see genə- in Indo-European roots + -logiā, -logy.]

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.
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Noun1.genealogist - an expert in genealogy
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
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[ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒɪst] Ngenealogista mf
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[ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒɪst] ngenealogista m/f
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(dʒiːniˈӕlədʒi) plural geneˈalogies
1. noun the history of families from generation to generation. the genealogy of the royal house of Tudor.
2. a plan, list etc of the ancestors of a person or family.
ˌgeneaˈlogical (-ˈlo-) adjective
ˌgeneˈalogist noun
a person who studies or makes genealogies.
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"Oh--nothing, nothing; except chasten yourself with the thought of 'how are the mighty fallen.' It is a fact of some interest to the local historian and genealogist, nothing more.
"A man, too, who could boast of Dante for a genealogist, and could reckon back to the `Divine Comedy.'"
Archer's generation) were aware that, in the eyes of the professional genealogist, only a still smaller number of families could lay claim to that eminence.
One old man, who appeared a perfect genealogist, illustrated the successive possessors by bits of stick driven into the ground.
Most of the American genealogists commence their traditions like the stories for children, with three brothers, taking especial care that one of the triumvirate shall be the pro genitor of any of the same name who may happen to be better furnished with worldly gear than themselves.
With the help of a genealogist, Eileen Macken was amazed to discover 103-year-old Elizabeth was still alive in Scotland.
Berman: A Case Study in Getting Past a Genealogical Brick Wall" is the topic of a presentation by genealogist Martin Fischer to be delivered at 7 p.m.
Treasurer, and the Branch Genealogist, Susan McGuire UE, on the occasion the Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch's visit to various Loyalist-era sites in Williamstown, Ontario, notably the Loyalist and Nor'Westers Museum and the Bethune-Thompon House, on 15 August.
"Attorneys have historically been the most likely to retain the services of a forensic genealogist," says Dee Dee King, founding member of the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy (CAFG).
Certified genealogist, Kimmitt Genealogical Research
Sometimes if you are lucky, your family will have remained in the same area for generations and this makes the task of the genealogist relatively easy.
The interest in family research is now so great that the council has its own resident genealogist to help generate income.