25 Family History Questions

25 family history questions by Family Line VideoHave 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 Videographer, I ask many more questions so be sure to add your own to the list for a more complete picture.


~ 25 Family History Questions ~

  1. What is your full name?
  2. When were you born?25 Family History Questions by Family Line Video in Chicago
  3. Where were you born?
  4. Where you named after anyone?
  5. What was/is your mother’s name?
  6. Describe your mother.
  7. What did your mother do during the day?
  8. What was/is your father’s name?
  9. Describe your father.
  10. What did your father do for a living?
  11. Describe your home/s.
  12. Family History questions by Family Line Video ChicagoDescribe the neighborhood/s where you grew up.
  13. What school/s did you attend
  14. How did you spend your free time?
  15. Did you have any chores?
  16. What role did religion play in your life?
  17. What were your favorite subjects?
  18. Did you have any hobbies?
  19. Did you have any summer or after school jobs?
  20. How did you spend your summers?
  21. How did you decide on you career?50th Anniversary Gift by Family Line Video
  22. Describe your career.
  23. How did you meet your spouse?
  24. What was your greatest hardship and what lessons did you learn from the experience?
  25. What would you consider your greatest accomplishment?

For more in-depth family history questions, visit my post:‘Family History Questions’.

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