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 Among the agencies that assisted in the investigation included the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office, the Cleburne County Coroner’s Office, and the Mobile County Sheriff’s Offices Cold Case Unit, which contributed a genealogist to the case. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, 27 Apr. 2022 Kevin Pollack, a master at repressed exasperation), to a genealogist to learn more about their family history. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 22 Feb. 2022 Shopping for an amateur genealogist or health enthusiast? Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Apr. 2022 For Wendy Kalman, an amateur genealogist in Atlanta, the 1950 records will help her solidify details about her parents and grandparents and their relatives. Time, 1 Apr. 2022 For Wendy Kalman, an amateur genealogist in Atlanta, the 1950 records will help her solidify details about her parents and grandparents and their relatives. CBS News, 1 Apr. 2022 But Harrell, a genealogist and historian, said eligibility based on lineage may be difficult and costly for some to prove. Taryn Lunastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2022 Lindsay Fulton, genealogist and vice president of research for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, says sometimes actors can come by talent honestly. Elise Brisco, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2022 In its first episode, Sam and her brother, Marion (Kevin Pollak), visit a genealogist. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of genealogist

1605, in the meaning defined above

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23 May 2022

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“Genealogist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genealogist. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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