About Genealogy


Genealogy (ISSN 2313-5778) is an open access, peer-reviewed, academic journal that publishes research on all aspects of genealogy and genealogy-related phenomena. Our aim is to provide an advanced, scholarly forum for the dissemination of empirical, comparative, theoretical, and multi-/interdisciplinary approaches to the role of genealogy in different kinds of social processes, from families, to communities, institution building, transnational networks, and states. Genealogy covers every region of the world and all periods of time. By bringing together research and scholarship that examine family, generational, ethnic, ancestral, and national bonds, Genealogy offers a unique platform for focused consideration of the evolution and persistence of genealogical bonds, i.e., bonds relating to birth—in a particular community, land, or epoch—as a distinct category of human and social relations, and their impact and reciprocal effect on cultural, legal, political–territorial, and economic phenomena. Genealogy publishes reviews, original research articles, and essays, as well as Special Issues on particular subjects.

The aim of Genealogy is to encourage scholars to publish the results of their investigations in as much detail as possible. Therefore, the journal has no restriction on the maximum length of the papers. We welcome original research manuscripts, reviews, perspectives, conference reports and book reviews. We also publish biographies and memoirs.


  • Ageing and Intergenerational Relations
  • Genealogy, lineage, and family history and narratives;
  • Kinship, ancestry, and population studies, including DNA-based analysis of populations and population migration;
  • Visual representation and symbolism of family units and family relations: genealogical representation, family trees, heraldry, and art;
  • Parenting studies;
  • Histories of childhood, including histories of children;
  • Onomastic and surname studies;
  • Birth, marriage, and death customs and rituals;
  • Identity, trauma, and healing;
  • Plural genealogical origins and ancestries (individual and collective);
  • Indigenous, ethnic, racial, and national community formation and cultural expression;
  • Genealogical narratives in national histories, myths, movements, and communities;
  • Local and community microhistories, including oral histories and local heritage studies;
  • Genealogical conceptions of territory, including notions of homeland and birthplace;
  • Biographic studies;
  • Philosophical genealogies and genealogy and history of ideas.

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Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

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© 2024 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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