genealogist

noun
ge·​ne·​al·​o·​gist | \ ˌjē-nē-ˈä-lə-jist How to pronounce genealogist (audio) also -ˈa-lə- also ˌje-nē- \

Definition of genealogist

: a person who traces or studies the descent of persons or families

Examples of genealogist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web CeCe Moore, the chief genetic genealogist with Parabon NanoLabs, has had a nontraditional career path. oregonlive, "Human remains found at Multnomah Falls identified after 42 years; more cold cases may be solved with genetic genealogy," 15 Feb. 2021 In 2014, a genealogist who uses ancestry databases in her research was given access to the DNA gathered in the investigations and eventually came up with the last name Miller. Jacques Billeaud, The Arizona Republic, "Judge rejects bid to toss DNA evidence in Phoenix canal killings," 3 Feb. 2021 Redding said a genealogist is working on figuring out the exact history. Washington Post, "A rediscovered log cabin showcases one of Maryland’s forgotten Black communities," 17 Sep. 2020 Redding said a genealogist is working on figuring out the exact history. Washington Post, "A rediscovered log cabin showcases one of Maryland’s forgotten Black communities," 17 Sep. 2020 Redding said a genealogist is working on figuring out the exact history. Washington Post, "A rediscovered log cabin showcases one of Maryland’s forgotten Black communities," 17 Sep. 2020 The following is a brief biography of Margaret (Fowler) Cutter Willard based on the research of volunteer genealogist Phyllis Zegers on behalf of the Oregon State Hospital. Lauren Young, oregonlive, "Remains from 1936, found in Oregon State Hospital’s ‘Room of Forgotten Souls,’ reunited with family back east," 17 Oct. 2020 Redding said a genealogist is working on figuring out the exact history. Washington Post, "A rediscovered log cabin showcases one of Maryland’s forgotten Black communities," 17 Sep. 2020 Redding said a genealogist is working on figuring out the exact history. Washington Post, "A rediscovered log cabin showcases one of Maryland’s forgotten Black communities," 17 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of genealogist

1605, in the meaning defined above

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“Genealogist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genealogist. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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