Questions tagged [genealogy]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...