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GENEALOGY. The summary history or table of a house or family, showing how the persons there named are connected together.
     2. It is founded on the idea of a lineage or family. Persons descended from the common father constitute a family. Under the idea of degrees is noted the nearness or remoteness, of relationship, in which one person stands with respect to another. A series of several persons, descended from a common progenitor, is called a line. (q. v.) Children stand to each other in the relation either of full blood or half blood, according as they are descended from the same parents, or have only one parent in common. For illustrating descent and relationship, genealogical tables are constructed, the order of which depends on the end in view. In tables, the object of which is to show all the individuals embraced in a family, it is usual to begin with the oldest progenitor, and to put all the persons of the male or female sex in descending, and then in collateral lines. Other tables exhibit the ancestors of a particular person in ascending lines both on the father's and mother's side. In this way 4, 8, 16, 32- &c. ancestors are exhibited, doubling at every degree. Some tables are constructed in the form of a tree, after the. model of canonical law, (arbor consanguinitatis,) in which the progenitor is placed beneath, as if for the root or stem. Vide Branch; Line.

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Berman: A Case Study in Getting Past a Genealogical Brick Wall" is the topic of a presentation by genealogist Martin Fischer to be delivered at 7 p.m.
The most important traits a genealogist can develop are tenacity and curiosity.
Genealogists need primary sources (found in archives) and secondary published guides and directories (found in libraries) the further they go down the long genealogical road.
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Since "Roots" and the celebration of the American Bicentennial in 1976 kick-started the interest in genealogy, the organization and the number of professional genealogists have continued to grow, Ms.
Every year, hundreds of Holocaust survivors, genealogists, academics, filmmakers and journalists conduct research in the JDC Global Archives.
asp?sLeafletID=295&j=1 The Society of Genealogists is very helpful in providing information on specific family names.
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According to genealogists, Pattinson is a distant relative to 15th Century eastern European ruler Vlad IV Tzepesch (also known as Vlad The Impaler), who inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula novel.
Entries include current addresses and phone numbers, and information on four record groups of special interest to genealogists: land records, naturalization records, vital records, and probate records.
Genealogists at ancestry.com announced on Tuesday that Obama and Buffett are related through a 17th century Frenchman named Mareen Duvall.