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View a specimen paper for Graded Assessment B
GRADE B ASSESSMENT
Specimen Paper
GRADE B ASSESSMENT TEST
Time allowed: 1 hour
All questions to be answered
In questions 1 to 10, tick or circle the answer that you consider to be correct.
Marks allocated to each question are indicated in parenthesis.
1 (1)
From which year is the age at death recorded in the indexes of civil
registration?
a) 1837
b) 1866
c) 1911
2 (1)
The census with the call number RG10 took place in which year?
a) 1871
b) 1881
c) 1891
3 (1)
In which year were separate baptism and burial registers introduced?
a) 1754
b) 1813
c) 1837
4 (1)
Where is the Principal Probate Registry for England and Wales?
a) Somerset House
b) First Avenue House
c) Family Records Centre
5 (1)
Where might you find the Pallot Marriage Index?
a) Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
b) Society of Genealogists
c) William Salt Library
6 (1)
The surname Fletcher is
a) Locative
b) Patronymic
c) Occupational
7 (1)
In which year were Bishops’ Transcripts introduced?
a) 1538
b) 1558
c) 1598
8 (1)
In which year did the Gregorian calendar first become official in England?
a) 1697
b) 1732
c) 1752
9 (1)
From which year are banns of marriage recorded in separate registers?
a) 1598
b) 1754
c) 1813
11 (1)
Where might you seek the original record of marriage of a Methodist which
took place at the end of the 18th century?
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12 (1)
What information might be given on a marriage allegation which does not
usually appear in the marriage register?
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13 (3)
State three ways in which a poor-law settlement might be claimed in the 18th
century
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14 (3)
What would you expect to find on the familysearch.org website? Describe its
genealogical value.
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15 (10) On the paper provided, construct a speculative pedigree from the data provided
in ‘Appendix A’
16 (6)
Describe one possible search of an original source that you would make to
extend the pedigree beyond the earliest ancestor shown. The location of the
sources which you would use, or the means by which you might discover their
locations, and the information that you would expect to be found should be
included in your answer.
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17 (6)
Describe the use of one finding aid that you would examine to extend the
pedigree. State why you would expect the finding aid to be useful in your
research and what information you would expect to discover from it.
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