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noun as in person's family tree

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Maryland will also become one of the first states in the country to limit law enforcement’s use of consumer genealogy websites.

Your genealogy results from consumer kits, for example, could be on point or off base, depending on your race and the genetic background of their reference samples.

The Golden State Killer case, though it had a “happy” ending in that it was ultimately solved, relied on a free and public genealogy database that people may not have knowingly agreed to partake in.

Cornish — who is also interested in genealogy — was hoping to do some research about her great-uncle on the other side of her family, when she noticed she had several messages on Ancestry, including one from Knox.

Our movements spring from a genealogy of struggle that includes fights for the abolition of enslavement, anti-lynching campaigns, fights for sovereignty, civil rights, and workers’ rights.

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The most flamboyant of America's weenies, the Sonoran hot dog, has a murky genealogy.

Because the doctors do know who the person is; the doctors are conducting the genealogy.

Well, according to the genealogy experts at, uh, who commissioned the pictures, it is.

It was a rupture in our genealogy that came to serve as a metaphor for larger losses in black history.

Sophie Savides, 17Plays piano, pop genealogy class, “I Heart Music.”

William Berry, an English author, died at Bristol, aged 77; author of various works on genealogy and heraldry.

That was Pfalz-Neuburg's logic: none of the best, I think, in forensic genealogy.

This again led Moslim critics to the study of genealogy and geography.

Are you not a man whose genealogy, if verified, proves that you descend from Bahila?

For it is said that he had a genealogy, but that it was not in the priestly family.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to genealogy, such as: ancestry, genetics, lineage, derivation, descent, and extraction.

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