From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Genealogy \Gen`e*al"o*gy\, n.; pl. Genealogies. [OE.
   genealogi, genelogie, OF. genelogie, F. g['e]n['e]alogie, L.
   genealogia, fr. Gr. ?; ? birth, race, descent (akin to L.
   genus) + ? discourse.]
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   1. An account or history of the descent of a person or family
      from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors and their
      children in the natural order of succession; a pedigree.
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   2. Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor;
      pedigree; lineage.
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