Friday, August 7, 2015

The ology of ology

Google etymology and this definition is front and center: the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed through history; the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.

And the etymology of etymology? According to, there's the Greek etumos, which means real or true, plus ology, which means the science or study of something — you know, like genealogy. 

Genealogy is from the Greek genea, which means race and generations, and ology, and, well, you know what that means. 

Here's a fun part of my job — I get to learn something new every day. Not that the above is all new to me, but that I had a very interesting assignment helping to launch
If you've thought about how deep the roots of your family tree go, I suggest checking out the Web site. You never know who you'll find.