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- Hyphenation: fa‧mi‧ly tree
- A diagrammatic representation of a pedigree, illustrating the connections between a person's ancestors, offspring and other relatives
- (collective) The totality of someone's ancestors and offspring
- 1997, Doug Adams, The Prostitute in the Family Tree: Discovering Humor and Irony in the Bible, →ISBN, page 3:
- Heredity and environment are not the absolute arbiters of what will be, as Jesus' genealogy details in the first chapter of Matthew's Gospel. As Gardner Taylor, an African-American preacher in Brooklyn, noted, Rahab the prostitute is in the family tree of Jesus Christ.
- 2010, Amelie von Zumbusch, Barack Obama's Family Tree: Roots of Achievement, →ISBN, page 22:
- As the years have passed, Barack Obama's family tree has grown.
- 2011, Suzannah Knight, Black Magic, →ISBN, page 18:
- It's never been discussed whether or not there is mental illness in my family tree but I know a great aunt committed suicide years before using paracetamol.