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genealogy

noun uk   /ˌdʒiː.niˈæl.ə.dʒi/ us  
[U] (the study of) the history of the past and present members of a family or families: I became interested in the genealogy of my family. [C] a drawing showing the history of a family with all past and present members joined together by lines
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