Questions for Grandparents

Interview Questions for Grandparents by Family Tree VideoGrandparents are the overlooked jewels of our families. Too often, our busy lives keep us focused on the present and we forget the priceless family history, life stories and sage advice they hold.

As a Legacy Videographer, interviewing grandparents is my job so knowing what questions to ask is key. Below are a few of my favorite Questions for Grandparents. To learn more about your grandparent’s life story and your family history, ask the Questions for Grandparents below.

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 Legacy Video Questions by 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?
    Legacy video questions for grandparents by Family Tree 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 Tree 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?
    Interview Questions for Grandparents by Family Tree Video ChicagoEveryone 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 and to show photos from their early years together. Ask if they could have ever imagined when they first laid eyes on each other that you would be asking these questions today. (Bring tissues!)

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

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Legacy Videos by Family Tree VideoHere at Family Tree 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 sharing their life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for generations to come.

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