genealogy: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( jē"nē-ol'u-jē, -al'-, jen"ē-), [key]
— pl. -gies.
- a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.
- the study of family ancestries and histories.
- descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry.
- a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry: The various species of Darwin's finches form a closely knit genealogy.
- genealogy (Thesaurus)