Life Story Interview Questions

Life Story Interview Questions
Life Story Interview Questions by Family Tree Video

Have you ever wanted to know what your mother was like as a child? What your grandfather did for a living? Or how your parents met? Below are 50 Life Story Interview 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 questions to the list!

Life Story Interview 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 name?
  6. What is/was your mother’s maiden name?
  7. Where was she from?
  8. Describe your mother.
  9. What were your mother’s parents’ names?
  10. Where were they were from?
  11. What did they do for a living?
  12. Do you know any more about your mother’s family history?
  13. What did your mother do during the day?
  14. What was/is your father’s name?
  15. Where was he from?
  16. What did your father do for a living?
  17. Describe your father.
  18. What were your father’s parents’ names?
  19. Where were they were from?
  20. What did they do for a living?
  21. Do you know any more about your father’s family history?
  22. How did your parents meet?
  23. Do you have any siblings?
  24. Where did you grow up?
  25. Describe the neighborhood/s.
  26. Describe your childhood home/s.
  27. What schools did you attend?
  28. What were your favorite subjects?
  29. Did you have any chores?
  30. How did you spend your free time?
  31. Did you have any summer or after school jobs?
  32. How would you describe yourself as a child?
  33. What role did religion play in your life?
  34. What values were important to your parents?
  35. Was there a significant event in your early years that shaped who you are today?
  36. Did you go college?
  37. If so, how did you pay for school and how much was it?
  38. How did you decide on your career?
  39. Describe your career.
  40. What career advice would you give to your grandchildren?
  41. How did you meet your spouse?
  42. What was your first impression of him/her?
  43. Describe your wedding.
  44. List the names and birthdates of your children.
  45. How did having children change your life?
  46. What advice would you give your grandchildren on parenting?
  47. What do you most admire about your spouse?
  48. What advice would you give your grandchildren on marriage?
  49. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
  50. What values do you wish you passed on to your children?

While is a great resource for discovering your family history, a parent or grandparent’s memories may be even better!

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Legacy Video Production by Family Tree Video

Here at Family Tree Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed (or Zoom) interview 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 years to come.

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

Family Tree Video LLC
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(312) 402-6406

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Life Story Interview Questions

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