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Topic: HISTORY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: généalogie, from Greek genea 'family'

genealogy

noun
     
ge‧ne‧al‧o‧gy plural genealogies
1 [uncountable]SH the study of the history of families
2 [countable]SH a drawing or description that explains how each person in a family is related to the others
genealogist noun [countable]
genealogical adjective:
a useful source of genealogical information
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