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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


nGenealoge m, → Genealogin f, → Stammbaumforscher(in) m(f)


[ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒɪst] ngenealogista m/f


(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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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.
The Chicago area-based genealogist lectures on a wide range of topics locally, at national conferences and via webinar presentations.
Our Branch Genealogist, Maralynn Wilkinson UE, had certificates for Heather Theissen UE, (for her Loyalist Ancestor, John Jost Petrie UE), Grace-Ellen Capier UE, (for her Loyalist Ancestor, Joshua Gidney UE) and Catherine Enfield UE, (for her Loyalist Ancestor, John Wees UE).
GENEALOGIST Else Churchill advises: There is no right or wrong way to search your family history, though some ways might be quicker than others.
47) and the genealogist spares none of the details in telling the story of his Great Uncle regardless of how painful they may be to relatives, or how embarrassing they are to the civil service.
PROFESSIONAL genealogist Liz Palmer will be running a series of family history workshops at the Library of Birmingham on various Saturdays this summer.
David Osbourne of The Genealogist said that the couple are fourth half-cousins, as they were both traced back to Richard William Penn Curzor-Howe, who was Diana's great-great-grandfather, one time removed and each share 1.
Author Vanessa Morgan has worked as a genealogist for 20 years and also writes for specialist magazines.