What does the word genealogy mean?

Usage examples for genealogy

  1. Besides the field of genealogy and history allotted to them to cultivate, their very office tended to promote the love of virtue, and to check immorality and vice. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  2. There were few who in going back did not encounter some Saracen or Jewish grandmother in their genealogy. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  3. Such connections as this man add even a higher luster to the genealogy of Elizabeth Strong Hale, and lessen our wonder that a son of hers, while hardly more than a boy, could face the duty and calmly accept the responsibility that he felt rested upon him. – Nathan Hale by Jean Christie Root