|—n , pl -gies|
|1.||the direct descent of an individual or group from an ancestor|
|2.||the study of the evolutionary development of animals and plants from earlier forms|
|3.||a chart showing the relationships and descent of an individual, group, genes, etc|
|[C13: from Old French genealogie, from Late Latin geneālogia, from Greek, from genea race]|
genealogy ge·ne·al·o·gy (jē'nē-ŏl'ə-jē, -āl'-, jěn'ē-)
A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
The study or investigation of ancestry and family histories.