***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Elijah, this is what Pajek was designed for. Though I suspect others on this list could give you better references, try: See http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/doc/seminar/Geneo04.pdf The other area where you can find lots of work (but it is *technical* and uses a rather different vocabulary, even if the graph theory is the same) is phylogenetic systematics. A genealogy, like a cladogram is simply a rooted tree and a tree is simply a graph without cycles. Here's a link to a book on phylogenetic systematics by Wiley and Lieberman http://books.google.com/books?id=UCQrwxCD6H0C&lpg=PT29&ots=HqMnt4p-MI&dq=phylogenetic%20systematics%20graph%20theory&pg=PT29#v=onepage&q&f=false Cheers, Jamie On Jan 5, 2012, at 9:21 PM, Elijah Meeks wrote: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > I'm working with a scholar who's compiled a 25,000 entry genealogical database and I was wondering if anyone could point me to work describing network analysis techniques brought to bear on genealogies. > > Thanks in advance, > Elijah > > ************ > Elijah Meeks > http://dhs.stanford.edu > Digital Humanities Specialist > Academic Computing Services > Stanford University > [log in to unmask] > (650)387-6170 > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. -- James Holland Jones Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment 450 Serra Mall Building 50 Stanford, CA 94305-2034 phone: 650-723-4824 fax: 650-725-0605 email: [log in to unmask] url: http://www.stanford.edu/~jhj1 _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.