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Genealogy vs. Family History | Definitions and Examples of Each

Genealogy, or family history? You may have wondered which term more-accurately describes how you approach your family tree. Although many (including us here at Family Tree Magazine) use the terms interchangeably, the two fields of study are sometimes thought to have distinct meanings. Simply put, “genealogy” is the study of a person’s direct-line ancestors—parents, grandparents, great-grandparents…


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