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Unformatted text preview: uch as the Ming Dynasty in Chinese history, or a family notable for a particular quality, such as wealth. The Adams family, which contributed two presidents and several important authors to our country, can surely be termed a true American dynasty. 4. family tree. A chart showing the ancestry, descent, and relationship of all members of a family. Our family tree proves the theory of genetics: way more than half of us have red hair and green eyes. 5. genealogy. A record of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; or the study of family histories. The Internet has provided a useful tool for individuals seeking to investigate their genealogical roots. 6. generation. Generally, the entire number of people born and living at about the same time; technically, the period of 30 years accepted as the average between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring. People call those born between 1965 and 1976 Generation X; is there a name for your generation yet? w...
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