The Family Tree Christmas Quiz answers


27 December 2016
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Quiz answers

1. 1921 and due out in 2022

2. 1855

3. ‘For valour’

4. Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, or The Mormons. See their free family history website 

5. The RMS Titanic was built in Belfast Northern Ireland at the Harland & Wolfe shipyard. She was launched in May 1911 and was sunk by an iceberg on her maiden voyage on 14 April 1912

6. A ‘cousin German’ is a first cousin, or the child of one’s aunt or uncle

7. The law changed in 1907 making it legal to marry one’s sister-in-law or brother-in-law provided one’s wife or husband was deceased

8. Decimal currency was introduced to Britain on 15 February 1971

9. James the sixth of Scotland and first of England

10. He succeeded Queen Elizabeth the first and his mother was Mary, Queen of Scots

11. A Chelsea Pensioner or ‘In-Pensioner’ is a resident of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home and nursing home for former members of the British Army, located in Chelsea, London

12. A Merk was a Scottish silver coin in circulation at the end of the 16th century and originally worth 13 shillings and four pence or 2/3 of a Scots pound, or one shilling of an English pound

13. A Plimsoll Line

14. Nelson’s flagship was called HMS Victory - may still be seen at Portsmouth

15. A cordwainer was an old name for a shoemaker

16. Hatters frequently went ‘mad’ because they used mercury in the hat-making process which is highly toxic when absorbed through the skin

17. The Battle of Copenhagen was one of Admiral Lord Nelson’s victorious naval battles

18. In London traitors were hung at Tyburn, now in the region of Marble Arch.

19. Sir Christopher Wren

20. William Wallace

21. Prince George of Cambridge (change of rules in 2015)

22. King Charles II and it is now secure in Edinburgh Castle

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23. A red dragon

24. The National Assembly of Wales

25. Pope Francis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

26. True

27. Richard III

28. The Domesday Book was commissioned in 1085.

29. After the defeat at Culloden in 1745, the wearing of tartan was banned by law in 1746

30. In the 16-19th centuries a communion token was issued by the minister in Scottish Reformation churches and given to those members of the congregation who were permitted to receive communion at certain church services

31. Betrothal ceremony

32. The Scottish Regalia were rediscovered by Sir Walter Scott

33. It is a form of handwriting used in the early 16th and 17th centuries

34. The  UK National Newspaper Collection moved from Colindale to Boston Spa, West Yorkshire in 2015

35. See for history. The first crematorium was built in Woking, Surrey in 1878 but the first cremation did not happen until 1885

36. Samuel Pepys began work as a Clerk of Acts - a naval administrator - and ended up as the Chief Secretary to the Admiral

37. The Bank of England

38. The National Maritime Museum is at Greenwich

39. Probate records are the documents collected by court after someone’s death – eg the verified (proved) copy of the will

40. A will

41. The Families In British India website

42. 1911 Census

43. £9.25 for the printed copy, £6 for a pdf copy of a digitised record, £8 for a pdf copy of a non-digitised record

44. AGRA stands for the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives, and ASGRA stands for the Association of Scottish Genealogists and Researchers in Archives

45. The deceased’s mother’s name

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