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Question 1: Historically, in Western societies the focus of genealogy was on the ________ of rulers and nobles, often arguing or demonstrating the legitimacy of claims to wealth and power.

Question 2: Because a person's ________ contains information that has been passed down relatively unchanged from early ancestors, analysis of DNA is sometimes used for genealogical research.

Question 3: The term often overlapped with heraldry, in which the ancestry of royalty was reflected in their ________.
Royal coat of arms of the United KingdomCoat of armsRoyal coat of arms of ScotlandUnofficial emblem of Turkey

Question 4: Genealogists locate these records in local, regional or national offices or ________ and extract information about family relationships and recreate timelines of persons' lives.

Question 5: Perhaps the most outstanding example of this genre is Leabhar na nGenealach/The Great Book of Irish Genealogies, by ________ (d.
Dubhaltach Mac FhirbhisighMary Bonaventure BrownePeregrine Ó DuibhgeannainCharles O'Conor (historian)

Question 6: The perplexing description "ironer of rabbit burrows" may turn out to describe an ironer (profession) in the ________ district named Rabbit Burrows.

Question 7: Some projects prepare name indexes for records, such as ________ cases, and publish the indexes, either off- or online.
IntestacyExecutorProbateUniform Probate Code

Question 8: Social Security (within the USA) and ________ records
Financial adviserInsuranceDefined benefit pension planPension

Question 9: For further detail on the changes involved in moving from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, see: ________.
Julian calendarTimeIslamic calendarGregorian calendar

Question 10: ________, largest Irish genealogical collection, compiled 1649-1669
Leabhar na nGenealachConnachtaDál RiataO'Brien dynasty

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