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HIST 229: Public History (Marks)


What is Genealogy?

"Genealogy is often used to describe a line of descent, traced continuously from an ancestor, often also called a lineage.

There is some expectation that a genealogy is a formal of scholarly study of ancestral family lines and that documentary evidence of each generational bloodline connection can be proven with evidence and records."

~ National Genealogical Society.

What is Family History?

"Family history also means the study of a family tree and generational connections, but some feel it has a bit more connotation of a biographical study of  family and may include the heritage and traditions a family passed on.

Basically both words mean the study of families, findings their stories, and tracing their lineage and history."

~ National Genealogical Society.