* Direct descent from a progenitor; lineage or pedigree.
And the motives of those indulging in genealogy are:
"The desire to carve out a place for one's family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling".
* It is tracking how my family moved around the country seeking employment, a trait I've continued.
* It is trying, but failing, to identify people and events that may have shaped my personality.
|Great grandfather Caleb Boniface|
in the Royal Navy on the Royal Yacht
Albert and Victoria II