Adjective "genealogical" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to the study or tracing of lines of family descent.
  1. 'The book is an ideal educational reference book for project work, essays and genealogical research.'
  2. 'The molecular and genealogical studies were approved by the hospitals' review boards, and all family members studied gave informed consent.'
  3. 'He starts with Kennedy's maternal and paternal grandparents and traces the genealogical line to Kennedy himself.'
  4. 'I was doing some genealogical research this afternoon, and I was reading about two of my ancestors that died in the Civil War.'
  5. 'In the case of the West, genealogical identities were theoretically understood as genetic or biological.'
  6. 'A new series of documentaries is being planned which will undertake the most ambitious genealogical study in history.'
  7. 'On it were listed the names of our foremost ancestors, and to the side was a longer genealogical list tracing the full family line.'
  8. 'The long-term aim of the project is to provide a centre that will be suitably resourced for the undertaking of genealogical research.'
  9. 'This strongly implies that they would have been unmarried, which is an important consideration for genealogical research.'
  10. 'Several genealogical sites provide research tools to help you trace your family tree.'


1. a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.

2. the study of family ancestries and histories.

3. descent from an original form or progenitor; lineage; ancestry.

4. Biology. a group of individuals or species having a common ancestry: The various species of Darwin's finches form a closely knit genealogy.

More examples(as adjective)

"trees can be genealogical."

"histories can be genealogical."

"studies can be genealogical."

"terms can be genealogical."

"methods can be genealogical."

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(genealogy)Late 16th century: from French généalogique, via medieval Latin from Greek genealogikos, from genealogia (see genealogy).