- Category: Genealogy
- Created on Saturday, 10 February 2007 07:37
- Written by deepaklabde
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Genealogy by book definition:
• "a chart or recorded history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor or ancestors".
• "a chart showing the relationships and descent of an individual, group, genes".
Genealogical data can be collected form Government records or a person in society who keep the record, whenever a baby boy is born he records his name in his genealogical chart. I have seen many villages in India, at the village temple or the head of village maintains such records.
Many a time people get confused between genealogy and family history.
Family history refers to sequence of events in ancestors' lives, whereas in genealogical charts shows the relationship and who is the genetic descended or heir of an ancestor.
When family history and genealogy is used together we get rich data of the ancestors & the culture. How they survived the difficulties of past, what they did that made them famous, existence of the family members around the world, etc.
Genealogical data can be represented in several formats, for example as a pedigree or ancestor chart. An ancestry chart, which is a tree showing the ancestors at bottom, being wider at the top. Family trees are often presented with the oldest generations at the top and the newer generations at the bottom. In some ancestry charts, an individual appears on the left and his or her ancestors appear to the right. A descendancy chart, which depicts all the descendants of an individual will be narrowest at the top.
I am trying to collect all the Historic events, present events and future events on this site, through our feature Family Genealogy. The access to this will be given to the family members and relatives.