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Fanily tree

A family tree is an illustration that shows how

a person is linked by blood or marriage to his

or her relatives, whether living or dead.

Genealogy is the science of determining who

belongs to a particular family tree.

Genealogy is interesting in its own right:

all of us want to know who our relatives are.

It is also important for certain legal matters.

For example, genealogy plays an important role

in laws about inheritance. In cases where the line

of descent is not clear, a genealogist determines