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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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(53) She holds that the mythic geneology links her people specifically to these islands as children to their mother (Papahanaumoku), and to everything on the land as to siblings.
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Lesley Klaff: The books are: David Patterson's Geneology of Evil (Cambridge University Press); Albert Lindermann and Richard Levy's (Editors) Antisemitism: A History (Oxford University Press); and Jonathan Dekel-Chen et al.'s (Editors) Anti-Jewish Violence (Indiana University Press).
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"Nietzsche, Geneology, History." The Foucault Reader.
(22.) Gershon David Hundert, Jews in Poland-Lithuania in the Eighteenth Century: A Geneology of Modernity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004), 6-20, esp.
As for you Duke, I suggest you study your family geneology. You may find your ancestors are from somewhere in the Indian sub-continent.
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"Preserving Property: History, Geneology, and Inheritance in 'Upon Appleton House'." Renaissance Quarterly 49.4 (Winter 1996): 824-39.