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Genealogical tables


  • Lineages of people or purebred animals in tabular or diagrammatic form. For narrative studies of families and the tracing of their lineages and histories see [Family histories.]

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    • Genealogical tables
  • Variants

    • Family trees
    • Genealogies (Tables)
    • Pedigrees (Genealogical tables)
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  • Sources

    • found: Art & architecture thesaurus online, July 30, 2014(genealogical tables. UF family trees. Documents representing the lineage of a person or persons in tabular or diagrammatic form.)
    • found: Reitz, J.M. ODLIS : online dictionary for library and information science, July 30, 2014(genealogical table: A diagram, usually in the form of an inverted tree, with branches showing the lineage of a person or group of persons who share a common ancestor, sometimes printed on the endpapers of biographical or historical works, particularly those concerning the reigns of sovereigns or the lives of titled nobility; family tree: A diagram, chart, or other graphic representation of the genealogy of a family, often a branched figure showing the descendants of a given pair of progenitors. The category includes decorative or pictorial charts containing blank spaces for the insertion of names and/or portraits.)
    • found: Harrod, L.M. The librarians' glossary of terms used in librarianship and the book crafts and reference book, 1971(genealogical table. A representation of the lineage of a person or persons in tabular or diagrammatical form.)
    • found: Genre terms : a thesaurus for use in rare book and special collections cataloging, via WWW, July 30, 2014(Genealogies. UF Family trees. BT Historical works. Use for family trees and other listings of family members. For narrative histories, use "Family histories.")
    • found: RDA glossary, viewed July 30, 2014(Genealogical Table: An illustrative content consisting of a table or diagram representing the lineage of a person or family.)
    • found: The Oxford companion to local and family history, 1996(pedigree. A genealogical table. The first collections of pedigrees were made in the 15th century. Pedigrees were a matter of aristocratic pride and of practical necessity for legal purposes. In the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I they were often displayed as colourful works of art.)
    • found: Dictionary.com, Sept. 9, 2014(pedigree 1. an ancestral line; line of descent; lineage; ancestry. 2. a genealogical table, chart, list, or record, especially of a purebred animal. 3. distinguished, excellent, or pure ancestry. 4. derivation, origin, or history)
    • found: Oxford dictionaries website, Sept. 9, 2014(pedigree 1. The record of descent of an animal, showing it to be purebred. 2. The recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or family. 2.1 The background or history of a person or thing, especially as conferring distinction or quality. 2.2 A genealogical table.)
  • General Notes

    • Lineages of people or purebred animals in tabular or diagrammatic form. For narrative studies of families and the tracing of their lineages and histories see [Family histories.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Family histories]
  • Change Notes

    • 2014-12-01: new
    • 2015-12-02: revised
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