Interview Questions for Grandparents

Interview  Questions for Grandparents by family line video in ChicagoGrandparents are the overlooked jewels of our families. As a Video Biographer, my job is to capture their stories so knowing what questions to ask is key. Below are a few of my favorite Interview Questions for Grandparents.

To learn more about your grandparent’s life story and your family history, ask your grandparents (or parents) the Interview Questions for Grandparents listed below.

~ Interview Questions for Grandparents ~

  1. What do you remember about your own grandparents?
    In the past, it was common for multiple generations of a family to live together. Chances are, your grandparents lived with their grandparents Interview  Questions for Grandparentsby Family lIne Video Chicago at some point. Learn about your great, great-grandparents by asking your grandparents about them. What they did for a living, to describe their personalities and to recount some of their favorite memories. Ask if they remember their grandparents talking about the family history. While is a great tool, a grandparent’s memories are even better!
  2. What do you remember about your parents?
    Interview  Questions for Grandparentsfor grandparents by Family Line Video ChicagoThis time, ask your grandparents to describe their parents, their favorite memories of them, the best advice they ever gave and so on. Don’t be afraid to ask questions as a little probing can often reveal a treasure trove of priceless information.
  3. How did you spend your free time?
    Video Biography Packages by Family Line VideoWhat did children do before television, computers, cell phones and scheduled activities? Discover how your grandparents spent their free time and you may find yourself longing for a time before modern technology. Be sure to give them time to think as recalling one memory often triggers many wonderful stories.
  4. What was your greatest challenge?
    Legacy video questionssEveryone faces hardship at one or more times in their lives. Learning what challenges a grandparent faced and overcame will give you a better understanding of who they are as well as lessons to reflect on when facing your own hardships.
  5. How did you meet your spouse?
    Grandparent Gifts by Family Line Video in ChicagoGet ready to smile! Ask your grandparents to share the story of how they met. Could they have ever imagined when they first laid eyes on each other that you would be one of the many wonderful things that came out of that first encounter!

For more Interview Questions for Grandparents, visit my post: ’25 Legacy Video Questions’.

~ Legacy Videos ~

Capture your grandparent’s life story – in there own words – for your family to know and cherish!

Interview  Questions for Grandparents by Family Line video ChicagoHere 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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