Meet My Grandma

October 7, 2014 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Familysearch ran a campaign last month called, “Meet my Grandma”.
The campaign encouraged people world wide to share a fond story or memory about your grandma online on familysearch.

The concept of preserving stories for future generations is fantastic, even if you do not wish to share your stories publicly on familysearch …give it a go

Perhaps if your grandchildren are very young  to do this maybe you might also like to record this for them to read or hear one day.  Grandad might like to give it a go too. There are lots of apps available to record these stories.

Here are some sample questions you could use ( suggested by familysearch) obviously modify the questions if they are not appropiate:

1.What is your name and what are the names of your parents and brothers and sisters? How did your parents choose your name? Does it have a special meaning? Did you have any nicknames?
2.When and where were you born? When and where were your parents and brothers and sisters born?
3.What kinds of things did your family do together when you were young?
4.Who were some of your friends? What did you do with your friends?
5.What schools did you attend? What were your favorite subjects? Who were your favorite teachers?
6.How did you meet Grandfather? How did he propose?
7.When and where were you married?
8.What are your children’s names and when and where were they born?
9.What are some special memories you have about your children?
10.Where have you lived?
11.Have you had jobs? Who did you work for and what did you do?
12.Do you belong to a church or a religion? How has it affected your life?
13.In your religion, what callings or positions have you served in?
14.What did you do to get through the difficult times in your life?
15.Do you have holiday traditions? What do you do for the holidays
16.What are some of your favourite things? Favorite colours? Favorite flowers? Favourite books? Favourite songs? Favorite foods? Favourite pets?
17.What trips or holidays do you remember? Which one was your favourite?
18.What are some personal experiences that have especially touched your heart?
19.What are your favourite things to do now?
20.What do you hope for your children and grandchildren?

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