Talk: The Quiz

Talk: The Quiz


The Quiz is a fun, interactive exercise for groups in a face to face or online meeting. Robert Parker will test your knowledge of family history whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced genealogist.

You are bound to learn something new about the 2nd most popular hobby in the United Kingdom!

24 questions in 45 minutes; are you up for the challenge!

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The content


  • Principles
  • Cyndi’s List – the list of lists
  • Start here
  • Parish Records
  • Do/Don’t
  • Bishops transcripts
  • Record
  • Children
  • Abbreviations
  • Parish Registers
  • Types of trees
  • Civil Registration
  • Databases/Indexes
  • Trade and commercial directories
  • Vital Records
  • Who are the following personalities?
  • Cremation
  • What medals ?
  • Census
  • What to do/what not to do in your research
  • Other sources of information

Example questions


Answer the following questions in the comments below and win a prize!

Question 1

What do these standard family history abbreviations stand for:
a) b
b) bapt, or bap, or bp
c) d
d) bur, or bu, or bd

Question 2

The Gregorian Calendar was a new style calendar which began the year on the 1st January
a) When did western europe adopt the Gregorian calendar?
b) When did Scotland adopt the Gregorian calendar?
c) When did England and Wales adopt the Gregorian calendar?
d) When did Turkey adopt the Gregorian calendar?


Question 3

Court Records. Before 19th century many of our ancestors lived in the countryside, under rules and regulations of the local manor. Manorial Courts provide a snapshot of life when people came into conflict with each other, or the laws of the Manor

There were two types of Manor Court (Court Leet and Court Baron)
a) What did the Court Leet tend to hear cases about?
b) What did the Court Baron tend to hear cases about?



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Robert Parker is a Genealogist and Trainer, based in Kent. He delivers courses, guidance, talks and research services for those interested in tracing their ancestors. See for his 5 steps to discovering your ancestors. Contact Robert to discuss your requirements without obligation.

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