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15 Useful Interview Questions for Beginning Your Family History Research

15 Useful Interview Questions for Beginning Your Family History Research

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Published by Tara Cajacob
An often overlooked form of research when starting your family tree is Oral History. Oral History is basically just interviewing and recording information from living sources.

Use these 15 questions to get started with your interview to find out what your relatives already know about your family tree.

Visit www.myleaflines.com and click on the Blog to find tips and more information about conducting an interview with a family member. Cards are compatible with Avery 5388 notecards.
An often overlooked form of research when starting your family tree is Oral History. Oral History is basically just interviewing and recording information from living sources.

Use these 15 questions to get started with your interview to find out what your relatives already know about your family tree.

Visit www.myleaflines.com and click on the Blog to find tips and more information about conducting an interview with a family member. Cards are compatible with Avery 5388 notecards.

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Early Life  1. When and where were you born?  2. When and where was each of your  siblings born?  3. Did your parents ever tell you anything  about the day you were born?  4. Where did you go to school?  5. Do you have any vivid memories about  your school years?

Adult Life  1. What was your wedding like?  2. When and where were (each of) your  children born?  

Parents  1. What is the most vivid memory you have  of your mother?  2. What is the most vivid memory you have  of your father? 

15 Interview Questions 

 

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Parents (Cont’d)  1. When and where were your parents  married?  2. When and where was each of your  parents born?   3. What are your parents’ full names? Your  mother’s maiden name?   

Extended Family  1. What is the oldest family member you  ever met? Tell me about him or her.  2. What were your grandparents’ names?  What can you tell me about them? 

Family Lore  1. Do you know any family stories about our  relatives? Who told you this story? Do  you think it is true? Why or why not?     
15 Interview Questions    www.myleaflines.com 

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