25 Family History Questions

25 Family History Questions by Family Tree Video

Have you ever wanted to know what your mother was like as a child? Where your grandfather was from? Or how your parents met? Below are 25 Family History Questions to ask your parents or grandparents to learn more about their life stories and your family history.

As a Legacy Video producer, I ask well over 100 questions in an interview so be sure to add your own to the list. And don’t forget to ask follow-up questions!

25 Family History Questions

  1. What is your full name?
  2. When were you born?
  3. Where were you born?
  4. Were you named after anyone?
  5. What is/was your mother’s full name?
  6. Where was she from?
  7. Describe your mother.
  8. What were your mother’s parents’ names?
  9. Where were they were from?
  10. Do you know how they met?
  11. What did they do for a living?
  12. Do you know any more about your mother’s family history?
  13. What was/is your father’s name?
  14. Where was he from?
  15. What did your father do for a living?
  16. Describe your father.
  17. What were your father’s parents’ names?
  18. Where were they were from?
  19. What did they do for a living?
  20. Do you know how they met?
  21. Do you know any more about your father’s family history?
  22. How did your parents meet?
  23. What values were important to your parents?
  24. Do you have any family heirlooms? If so, what are the stories behind them?
  25. Are there any family traditions you still practice? What do you remember hearing about them?

For a few more more in-depth questions to ask your parents or grandparents, visit my post: ‘Legacy Video Questions’.

Looking for a Family History Gift idea? Check out my post: ‘8 Great Family History Gifts’.

“There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots, and the other, wings.” — H. S. Carter

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Legacy Videos by Family Tree Video

Here at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed interview with a parent or grandparent together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is a beautiful “moving portrait” capturing your loved one as they recount their life story, family history and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

To learn more about capturing your parent or grandparent’s life story in a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyTreeVideo.com.

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Susan Saunders
Legacy Video Producer

 
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