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Terminology .... correction definitions of commonly used Genealogy words

Ancestor: a person, typically one more remote than a grandparent, from whom one is descended (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Ancestry: one's family or ethnic descent (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Census: an official count or survey of a population or of a class of things, typically recording various details of individuals (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Clan: a group of close-knit and interrelated families; especially associated with families in the Scottish Highlands (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Coat of Arms: the distinctive heraldic bearings or shield or a person, family, corporation or country (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Descendant: a person, etc. that is descended from a particular ancestor (Oxford Dict. 2001)

DNA Genealogy: genetic genealogy provides the ability trace the path of ancestors and find out who they were, where they lived and how they have migrated throughout the world (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Emigration: the action of leaving one's own country in order to settle permanently in another (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Family History Society: is a society, often charitable or not-for-profit, that allows member genealogists and family historians to profit from shared knowledge (Wikipedia 2009)

Family Bible: a bible designed to be used at family prayers, typically one with space on its flyleaves for recording important family events (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Family Tree: a diagram showing the relationship between people in several generations of a family (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Family Historian: an expert in or student of history, especially that of a particular period, geographical region, or social phenomenon (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Family Pedigree: the recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry of a person or family (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Family Reunion:a social gathering between relatives that strengthen bonds of the branches of your family, particularly across generations (Wikipedia 2009)

GEDCOM: an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software (Wikipedia 2009)

Genealogy: (pl. genealogies) : a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor; the study of lines of descent (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Heraldry: the system by which coats of arms and other armorial bearings are devised, described and regulated (Oxford Dict. 2001)

International Genealogical Index (IGI): a computer file that lists several hundred million names of deceased persons from throughout the world. It also lists some vital information, such as a birth or marriage date and place. Many names in the index come from vital records from the early 1500s to 1885. Others have been submitted by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The International Genealogical Index is available on the Internet, on compact disc, and on microfiche. (www.familysearch.org 2009)

Immigration: the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Microfilm: a length of film containing microphotographs of the pages of a newspaper, catalogue or other document (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Microform: microphotographic reproduction on film or paper of a manuscript, map or other document (Oxford Dict. 2001)

Microfiche: a flat piece of film containing microphotographs of the pages of a newspaper, catalogue or other document (Oxford Dict. 2001)

One Name Study: a collection of vital and other biographical data about all persons worldwide sharing a particular surname (Wikipedia 2009)