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Clare Raymond family tree, remastered 01

A computer readout of members of the Raymond family


The family of Shannon Janeway in 2050

Family redirects here; for the TNG episode with a similar title, please see "Family".

A familial connection or relative was a relationship between people by genetics, marriage, adoption, or an especially strong friendship. In 2376, Seven of Nine and Naomi Wildman said they considered each other family because they were very close friends. (VOY: "Survival Instinct") The study of these family relationships was known as genealogy. (VOY: "11:59")

Familial connections varied by species, culture, gender, sexual identity, and preference. Denobulans commonly had several spouses, each of which had more spouses, and children by each. (ENT: "A Night in Sickbay") Bolian families may have likewise been polygamous. (DS9: "Field of Fire")

In 2374, Seven of Nine said the need for familial connections was a weakness. (VOY: "Hope and Fear")

Crews of some starships considered themselves family. In 2259 of the alternate reality, James T. Kirk expressed his joy that an orphaned Carol Marcus would be a part of the USS Enterprise's family (a regular crewmember, not merely a temporary specialist); Marcus remarked that it was nice to have a family. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Genetics-based connections Edit

Parents Edit

See Parenting for main article.

A male who had parented a child was referred to as a father. Alexander often called Worf "Father", (TNG: "Reunion", et al.) whereas Jake Sisko referred to his father Commander Benjamin Sisko by the more informal "Dad." (DS9: "Emissary", "Move Along Home", et al.) During his lifetime, Captain Kathryn Janeway referred to her father Vice Admiral Janeway as "Daddy." (VOY: "Coda")

When Jake Sisko told Varis Sul about his father, Nog tried to compare his father, Rom, to Jake's. Both turned quiet when Varis Sul told them that her parents were killed by the Cardassians. (DS9: "The Storyteller")

Siblings Edit

Children Edit

Also see Offspring

Grandparents Edit

The term "foremother" was used in place by Vulcans for grandmother. (ENT: "Carbon Creek")

Captain Janeway told Seven of Nine that she might could have cousins or grandparents on Earth after Seven told her she had no emotional response to Earth. (VOY: "Hunters")

Grandfather Edit

Grandfather was a title used to describe the father of one's own parents. Great-grandfather referred to the father of one's own grandfather.

Ira Graves claimed to have been a mentor to Doctor Noonian Soong, suggesting that made him "grandfather" to Soong's android creation, Data. (TNG: "The Schizoid Man")

Deanna Troi's grandfather was someone she spent time with on Betazed while growing up. She later described him as a man who rarely spoke, noting that talking was for off-worlders and people who didn't know any better. When Troi was young, her grandfather would tell her stories to her telepathically as they sat by the fire. Troi would close her eyes and listen to his mind for hours on end. When Troi got older, the only time she could remember his stories was when she went home to Betazed and sat by the fireplace, adding that at times, when she was alone there, it was almost like she could hear his voice inside her head. (TNG: "Eye of the Beholder")

Riley Frazier had fond memories, while growing up in mid-24th century Texas, of picking bluebonnets with her grandfather, who carried a walking stick. (VOY: "Unity")

When Neelix read a letter to Tuvok from his wife T'Pel, he also told him that his son Sek became a father of a girl. Neelix then asked Tuvok how he should call him now, grandfather, grandpa, or gramps but Tuvok told him "Commander Tuvok" would be sufficient. (VOY: "Hunters")

List of grandparents Edit

Grandchildren Edit

Other genetic relationships Edit

Els Renora had a great-granddaughter who was the same age as Jadzia Dax. (DS9: "Dax")

Tom Paris suggested that although the Astronomer had been dead for many years, they could send a message to his great-grandchildren instead. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

Other familial connections Edit

Spouse Edit

Other non-genetic relationships Edit

Background information Edit

Real-life connections Edit

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