Family History Week Document Challenge: the answers

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23 April 2018
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Find out how you got on in the Family History Week Document Challenge. Here are the answers to the questions we set about those key family history records we need to trace our family trees

How did you find the questions to our Family History Week Document Challenge?

Here are the answers:

Question 1:

Father: George Wiltshire

Mother: Jane Wiltshire formerly Filey

Baby: Francis George (Wiltshire)

Question 2:

2a) That they were both 'of full age' - ie a minimum of 21 years old

2b) The groom's father was called James Robinson and the bride's Thomas Cheshire

Question 3:

The person was 1 year old and died of dentition, ie teething

Question 4:

4a) 4 separate housholds on this page

4b) Do stands for ditto

Question 5:

Websites you might have written are: Ancestry, Findmypast, MyHeritage, and TheGenealogist - all for searchable images. FamilySearch and FreeCen have indexes.

Question 6:

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/

Question 7:

7a) Because the person was less than 100 years old

7b) 31 August 1907

7c) unpaid domestic duties

7d) Air Raid Precautions

7e) Findmypast

 

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