- Tracking and charting where you came from and who your ancestors were is an example of genealogy.
- The group of ancestors from whom you are descended is an example of your genealogy.
- a chart or recorded history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor or ancestors
- the science or study of family descent
- descent from an ancestor; pedigree; lineage
Origin of genealogyMiddle English genelogi from Old French genealogie from Late Latin genealogia from Classical Greek from genea, race, descent (akin to genos: see genus) + -logia, -logy
- A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
- Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
- The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.
Origin of genealogyMiddle English genealogie from Old French from Late Latin geneālogia from Greek geneālogiā geneā family ; see genə- in Indo-European roots. -logiā -logy
(countable and uncountable, plural genealogies)
From Old French genealogie (Modern French généalogie), from Late Latin genealogia, from Ancient Greek γενεαλογία (genealogia), from γενεά (genea, “generation, descent”) and -λογία (-logia, “study of”)