Grandparent Interview Questions

Grandparent Interview Questions by Family Line VideoHave you ever wanted to know what your grandmother was like as a child? What your great-grandfather did for a living? Or how your grandparents met?

Learn more about your grandparents’ life story and your family history by asking them the ‘Grandparent Interview Questions’ listed below.

As a Legacy Video Producer, I ask well over 100 questions in an interview so be sure to add your own to the list for a more complete picture!

Grandparent Interview Questions

  1. What is your full name?
  2. When were you born?
  3. Where were you born?
  4. What was your mother’s name?Legacy Video Questions by Family Line Video in Chicago
  5. Where was she from?
  6. What did your mother do during the day?
  7. What was your father’s name?
  8. Where was he from?
  9. What did your father do for a living?
  10. Do you know how your parents met?
  11. Do you have any siblings?
  12. List their names in the order of birth.
  13. Where did you grow up?
  14. Describe the neighborhood/s.
  15. What school/s did you attend
  16. What were your favorite subjects?Grandparent Interview Questions by family line video
  17. How did you spend your free time?
  18. Did you have any chores?
  19. How would you describe yourself as a child?
  20. How did you spend your summers?
  21. What role did religion play in your life?
  22. Did you have any summer or after school jobs?
  23. Was there any event in your early years that shaped who you are today?
  24. Did you go on to college?
  25. How did you pay for school? How much was it?
  26. How did you decide on you career?
  27. Describe your career.
  28. How did you meet grandma?50th Anniversary Gift by Family Line Video
  29. What was your first impression of him/her?
  30. How did you propose?
  31. Describe your wedding.
  32. List the names and birthdate of your children.
  33. How did having children change your life?
  34. What was your greatest hardship and what lessons did you learn from the experience?
  35. What would you consider your greatest accomplishment?
  36. What values do you wish you passed on to your children?

Your grandparent’s stories are too important to leave to memory. Preserve them today for your children, grandchildren and future generations to know!

To see 3 ways to capture your grandparents’ stories, check out my post: ‘Recording a Grandparents Stories’

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Interview questions for grandparents by family line video Here at Family Line Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memoirs that weave a filmed 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 and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

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