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The study of one's family tree and ancestors. Use for questions about the genealogy of specific characters, or storylines relating to this topic.

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Which wizard family traces its lineage furthest in the past?

For example, Voldemort can trace his lineage at least back to Salazar Slytherin making it to 993. He is beaten by Ollivanders with a great margin as he can trace his ancestors at least to 382 BC, ...
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Did Draco Malfoy know that he is related to Sirius Black?

Sirius Black is Draco Malfoy's first cousin once removed. According to an answer in Quora: Since, the Malfoy and Black were all about pure blood and stuff, they also married in pure bloods. ...
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The chronology and genealogy of Erich Zann

What can we say about the chronology and genealogy of Erich Zann? Here are the facts I have gathered as being potentially relevant: The Music of Erich Zann [Music] was written in 1921 by Lovecraft ...
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Do we know if Delphi's claims are true?

In Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Delphi says something along the lines of However, when I read it, it didn't seem like fact as much as it seemed like her parents fed her some made up story ...
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Is there only a single Skywalker family?

Given the size of the Empire, it seems highly probable that names would be reused. Although I'm not aware of any in canon, there must be other Skywalkers in the galaxy, leading me to my question. Are ...
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What are all the ways Elrond and Galadriel are related?

In answering this question, I discovered three relationships between Galadriel and Elrond: Galadriel was first cousin of Elrond’s great-grandfather (Turgon, King of Gondolin). Thus, they are first ...
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When were the Peverell and Slytherin families joined?

Voldemort was a descendant of Salazar Slytherin and Cadmus Peverell. Is there any source stating when the two families joined?
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Why does the king of the Númenóreans not get to choose between Elf and Man? [duplicate]

I just finished up The Silmarillion and an idea that confused me was that the heirs of Eärendil could choose their race, as when Arwen chooses to be mortal for Aragorn. However the Númenóreans' king, ...
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Was Harry related to Salazar Slytherin?

The Potters and the Gaunts are both said to have descended from the Peverell brothers. Voldemort came from the Gaunt line and was the heir of Salazar Slytherin. Was Harry also the same, or is it that ...
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Any reference from Harry Potter books, movies or canons that all the pureblood Slytherin family tree is tracked back to Salazar Slytherin?

In the family tree drawing of Sirius Black's house (12 Grimmauld Place) it's been mentioned that most of the Slytherin families are inter-related with each other. Is there any reference that all the ...
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Were the Peverell brothers and Salazar Slytherin related?

Were the Peverell brothers and Slytherin related or not? In the books it is mentioned that both were ancestors of Voldemort, but I couldn't find their mutual relation.
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How did Voldemort know he was a descendant of Slytherin?

Tom Riddle was an orphan. He never knew his parents. IIRC, the orphanage only knew the name his mother wanted to give him, not even her own name. How did he trace his mother's family and find the ...
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Who's Randy Waterhouse's father in Cryptonomicon?

I just read Cryptonomicon's chapter 70 - "Origin", and at the end of it I didn't quite get who's Randy Waterhouse's father. All of Lawrence Waterhouse's children are referred to as "Uncle" or "Aunt" ...
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Who knows Rand al’Thor’s parentage?

The Aiel know his father Janduin, and that his mother was a non-Aiel Maiden who called herself Shaiel. Rand himself figured out that Shaiel was Tigraine Mantear and was concerned whether that made him ...
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How far back does the Campbell line go?

Sam and Dean Winchester get their hunting 'blood' from their mother's side (Ironically no their father's), and in season 6, Dean is told that he had ancestors 'hacking heads off vampires on the ...
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Are all Alicorns Royal?

All the Princess' in the My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic series have both wings and a horn. Is this a trend, or a coincidence? I suppose I want to know, which one implies the other? Are they royal ...
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Was Harry Potter a direct descendant of Godric Gryffindor?

I know that he was related to From CoS we know he was a "spiritual" heir of Gryffindor (aka True Gryffindor) - but so was Neville from DH events. And he was born in Godric's Hollow. But is there ...
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Was Dumbledore related to any characters mentioned in Harry Potter?

There were a lot of family connections between everyone and everyone in HP... Harry and Ignotus, Voldemort and Slytherin, the Blacks and everyone else (Tonks, Weasleys, etc...) Was there any info (...
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