Genealogy

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Genealogy (from γενεαλογία ' from γενεά ', "generation" and λόγος, "knowledge"), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.wikipedia
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Genealogy (from γενεαλογία ' from γενεά ', "generation" and λόγος, "knowledge"), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.
The field of genealogy aims to trace family lineages through history.

Society of Genealogists

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The Society of Genealogists, while also using the terms interchangeably, describes genealogy as the "establishment of a Pedigree by extracting evidence, from valid sources, of how one generation is connected to the next" and family history as "a biographical study of a genealogically proven family and of the community and country in which they lived".
The Society of Genealogists (SoG) is a UK-based educational charity, founded in 1911 to "promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy".

Daughters of the American Revolution

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Establishing descent from these was, and is, important to such groups as the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in the United States' efforts towards independence.

One-place study

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Genealogists sometimes specialize in a particular group, e.g. a Scottish clan; a particular surname, such as in a one-name study; a small community, e.g. a single village or parish, such as in a one-place study; or a particular, often famous, person.
One-place studies are a branch of family history and/or local history with a focus on the entire population of a single road, village or community, not just a single, geographically dispersed family line.

Whakapapa

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New Zealand Māori, for example, learn whakapapa (genealogies) to discover who they are.
Whakapapa, or genealogy, is a fundamental principle in Māori culture.

Heraldry

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The term often overlapped with heraldry, in which the ancestry of royalty was reflected in their coats of arms.
Heraldry is a broad term, encompassing the design, display, and study of armorial bearings (known as armory), as well as related disciplines, such as vexillology, together with the study of ceremony, rank, and pedigree.

One-name study

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Genealogists sometimes specialize in a particular group, e.g. a Scottish clan; a particular surname, such as in a one-name study; a small community, e.g. a single village or parish, such as in a one-place study; or a particular, often famous, person.
Findings from a one-name study are useful to genealogists.

Kinship

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Genealogy (from γενεαλογία ' from γενεά ', "generation" and λόγος, "knowledge"), also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.
Kinship can also refer to a principle by which individuals or groups of individuals are organized into social groups, roles, categories and genealogy by means of kinship terminologies.

Alex Haley

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Genealogy received a boost in the late 1970s with the television broadcast of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, Alex Haley's account of his family line.
In the United States, the book and miniseries raised the public awareness of African American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.

Coat of arms

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The term often overlapped with heraldry, in which the ancestry of royalty was reflected in their coats of arms.
The Roll of Arms is a collection of many coats of arms, and since the early Modern Age centuries it has been a source of information for public showing and tracing the membership of a noble family, and therefore its genealogy across time.

Bard

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In India, Charans are the Bards who traditionally keep the written genealogy records of various castes.
In medieval Gaelic and British culture, a bard was a professional story teller, verse-maker, music composer, oral historian and genealogist, employed by a patron (such as a monarch or noble), to commemorate one or more of the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities.

Bloodlines of Salem

Bloodlines of Salem is an example of a specialized family-history group.
Its purpose was described as providing a "place where visitors share ideas and information about the Salem witch trials of 1692, its participants and their families. Many visitors have researched and proved their descents from one or more of the participants. The trials unfolded more than three centuries ago and continue to figure prominently in the studies of history, law and religion. As amateur and professional researchers, or 'Salemologists,' however, their study of the trials isn't limited to their lineages."

Hindu genealogy registers at Haridwar

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Some notable places where traditional genealogy records are kept include: Hindu genealogy registers at Haridwar (Uttarakhand), Varanasi and Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Kurukshetra (Haryana), Trimbakeshwar (Maharashtra), and Chintpurn i (Himachal Pradesh).
Genealogy registers, of families, maintained by Brahmin Pandits (Priests) or ‘Pandas’, who double up as professional genealogists, at Haridwar, has been a subject of study for many years now.

Family History Library

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The department's research facility, the Family History Library, which has developed the most extensive genealogical record-gathering program in the world, was established to assist in tracing family lineages for special religious ceremonies which LDS adherents believe will seal family units together for eternity.
The Family History Library (FHL) is a genealogical research facility in downtown Salt Lake City.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

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Though Farmer died in 1839, his efforts led to the creation of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), one of New England's oldest and most prominent organizations dedicated to the preservation of public records. Some of the most notable scholarly American genealogical journals are The American Genealogist, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and The Genealogist.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is the oldest and largest genealogical society in the United States, founded in 1845.

American Society of Genealogists

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The American Society of Genealogists is the scholarly honorary society of the U.S. genealogical field.
The American Society of Genealogists is the scholarly honorary society of the genealogical field.

The Genealogist

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ASG publishes The Genealogist, a scholarly journal of genealogical research semi-annually since 1980. Some of the most notable scholarly American genealogical journals are The American Genealogist, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and The Genealogist.
The Genealogist is a bi-annual genealogical magazine founded in 1980 by the American Society of Genealogists (ASG) and by Dr. Neil D. Thompson, FASG.

Genealogical DNA test

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A genealogical DNA test allows two individuals to find the probability that they are, or are not, related within an estimated number of generations.
A genealogical DNA test is a DNA-based test which looks at specific locations of a person's genome, in order to find or verify ancestral genealogical relationships or (with lower reliability) to estimate the ethnic mixture of an individual.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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For example, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) has a doctrine of baptism for the dead, which necessitates that members of that faith engage in family history research.
Unlike younger missionaries, these senior missionaries may serve in non-proselytizing capacities such as humanitarian aid workers or family history specialists.

The American Genealogist

Some of the most notable scholarly American genealogical journals are The American Genealogist, National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, and The Genealogist.
The American Genealogist is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal which focuses on genealogy and family history.

GEDCOM

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Most genealogy software programs can export information about persons and their relationships in a standardized format called GEDCOM.
GEDCOM (an acronym standing for Genealogical Data Communication) is an open de facto specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software.

Rootschat

On the informal side are the many popular and useful message boards such as Rootschat and mailing lists on particular surnames, regions, and other topics.
RootsChat is a free online genealogy forum for researching family history through collaboration.

Genealogy software

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Most genealogy software programs can export information about persons and their relationships in a standardized format called GEDCOM.
Genealogy software is computer software used to record, organize, and publish genealogical data.

Family history society

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Genealogists and family historians often join family history societies, where novices can learn from more experienced researchers.
A family history society or genealogical society is a society, often charitable or not-for-profit, that allows member genealogists and family historians to profit from shared knowledge.

John Farmer (author)

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Genealogical research in the United States was first systematized in the early 19th century, especially by John Farmer (1789–1838).
Farmer is considered the founder of systematic genealogy in America.