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Hellow fellow genealogist! Here are ten questions on genealogy. You can use the glossary available on the Genealogy and Family History website to learn the definition of some words.

Let see if you are also a true G.G.G.! A Galactif Genealogical Genius! Good Luck!

Question 1:

What do you call someone who studies the history of a family?

  1. Genealogist
  2. Ancestor detective
  3. Family historian

Question 2:

A generation represents all the people born about the same time. How many years can there be between each generation?

  1. 1 to 2 years
  2. 25 to 30 years
  3. 100 years

Question 3:

What do you call a woman's surname before her marriage?

  1. Mamamia
  2. Mama nickname
  3. Maiden name

Question 4:

What is the definition of hereditary?

  1. Qualities or traits given by parents to children
  2. Something you receive when someone dies
  3. A special book for genealogists

Question 5:

What would you call the chart that shows people in the same family and how they relate to each other?

  1. A family tree
  2. A root drawing
  3. An ancestor painting

Question 6:

What is a sibling?

  1. Your ancestor
  2. Your brother or sister
  3. A special computer game

Question 7:

What could you call the union of a man and a woman?

  1. A marriage
  2. A wedding
  3. A big party

Question 8:

What do you call someone who enters a new country in order to live in it?

  1. Traveller
  2. Immigrant
  3. Space cadet

Question 9:

What would you call the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of a person?

  1. Descendants
  2. Relatives

Question 10:

True or False. Genealogy is a great way to learn stories about your family.

  1. True
  2. False


1. a

2. b

3. c

4. a

5. a

6. b

7. a

8. b

9. a

10. a