Heritage Scrapbook Interview Questions

Nothing is a better gift for your kids than the gift of memories. When they're older, your kids will cherish a special scrapbook about their grandparents and other family members. The best way to gather tons of information for your heritage album is to interview your family member. Below you'll find tons of questions, that you can use to get your family member talking.

Interview Questions

  1. What is your full name? How was your name choosen?
  2. Where and when were you born? What was the town like that you grew up in?
  3. Did you have any nicknames as a child? Where did they come from?
  4. What were your parents full names and where did they grow up?
  5. What were your grandparents full names and where did they grow up?
  6. Who was the oldest family member that you knew? What do you remember about them?
  7. What do you remember most about your parents & grandparents? What did your parents/grandparents do for a living?
  8. What were your chores as a child?
  9. What was the first radio show/television show you heard/saw?
  10. Did you go to church? What do you remember about it?
  11. Did your family ever discuss politics or world events as a child? Which ones do you remember the most?
  12. What books did you read, were read to you as a child?
  13. What was yor favorite toy? Did you have any pets as a child?
  14. What was the happiest time for your family? What was the hardest time?
  15. Tell me about the school you went to. What was your favorite class in school? What kind of grades did you get in school? Did you enjoy school?
  16. Were you a part of any sports or clubs in school? Did you ever play any instruments? What kind of music did you listen to?
  17. Tell me about some of your closest classmate. Do you still keep in contact with any of your classmates? What did you and your friends do outside of school?
  18. Where there any fads during the time you went to school?
  19. Do you remember your first date? Where did you go? How old were you?
  20. How did you meet your wife/husband? How long did you date? How did you propose/How were you proposed to?
  21. Where and when did you get married? What kind of ceremony did you have? How many people were there?
  22. Did you have a honeymoon? Where did you go?
  23. Where was your first house/apartment? What was it like?
  24. How many children did you have? Where and when were they born? How did you pick your children's names? Tell me about your kids when they were little. Do you remember anything funny that they said or did?
  25. What was the best part about being a parent? How did you spoil your children? How did you discipline them?
  26. Tell me about how you learned you were going to be a grandparent.
  27. What was your first job? Tell me about some of the other jobs you had. What was a typical day like at your job?
  28. If you served in the military, when did you serve and for how long? Were you ever in a war? Where were you stationed? What were your responsibilities? What was your rank? Did you get any medals?
  29. Who was your favorite president? What is your political affiliation?
  30. What was your favorite vacation?

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