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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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Yet despite such attention to Faulkner's fictional appropriation of Christianity in AA and in his oeuvre as a whole, little work has been done to detail the intersections between biblical chronologies and genealogies and Faulkner's own use of such extratextual materials.
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Establishing African-American genealogies prior to 1870 is especially difficult because the census information collected before that time rarely included the names of slaves, according to ProQuest.
Genealogies of African American Families in South Western New York State, documents the existence of nearly five hundred African American and mixed race families living in the Allegany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua county region of rural western New York, dating back to the earliest days of the state.
While genealogies on the surface seem to talk about who was the physical parent of whom, they in fact are ways of expressing political, social, and economic relationships, often among clans, tribes, and nations more than individuals.
In fact, this volume is a suggestive example of how the old, male genealogies of history have changed dramatically.
These Indigenous modes and iconography for representing 'genealogies' reflect a cultural schema that can be summarised as an unalienable link (or identity) between people and locales on the one hand, and between relationships and routes/tracks on the other.
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We welcome onsite researchers to use our large collection of family genealogies, local histories, DAR records church records, census records, early newspapers on film, city directories, and other materials."
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