Family Tree: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
What do you know about the (0) A of your family? Tracing your ancestors can be a very interesting (1)________. But, if you do not go (2) _______ it in a methodical (3)______, it can also become very frustrating, if you want to (4)______ progress with your family tree without tearing your hair out in frustration, there are some simple rules, which you should (5)______.
First of all note the names of your (6)_________ family and draw a rough family tree, starting with yourself at the bottom. Don't worry if you can only go back as (7)________ as your grandparents, You will have made a good start, especially if you can fill (8)________ most of the dates relating to births, marriages and deaths (BM&D for (9)________).
Next, write down the names of all older (10)________ who are still alive: grandfathers, grandmothers, great-aunts and great-uncles can be a mine of information.
You often find that they have originals of BM&D certificates, in which (11)________, ask nicely for copies because this will (12)________ you time and money. They might also have family Bibles (13)________ information going back many years, or photo (14)________ and other documents that will help you in your search.
Thirdly, look in telephone directories for other possible family contacts.
This is particularly valuable if you have a really (15)________ surname. Of course, if your name is a common one such as Smith or Brown, this is less (16)________ to be worthwhile, (17)_______ you know that yours is a local family, or one which has stayed in the same business for (18)_______ generations.
After that, you will be ready to visit places that keep official (19)________ libraries, registry offices and so on. But (20)________ that until after you have done all the groundwork.
1.D; 2.D; 3.B; 4.C; 5.C; 6.A; 7.B; 8.D; 9.A; 10.C;
11.D; 12.B; 13.B; 14.D; 15.C; 16.C; 17.A; 18.A; 19.B; 20.D