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Raymond family

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 is 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 this relationship is known as genealogy. (VOY: "11:59")

Familial connections vary by species, culture, gender, sexual identity and preference. Denobulans commonly have several spouses, each of which have more spouses, and children by each. Bolian families may likewise be polygamous. (DS9: "Field of Fire")

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

Genetics-based connections


See Parenting for main article.




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

The reason for this is uncertain, as both are English words.


Other genetic relationships

Other familial connections


Other non-genetic relationships


Real life connections

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