How do you ask family history?
Get straight to the information you want with these quick-fire questions. Family history starts with those closest to you.
Questions you should ask about your ancestors
- What was their full name?
- Where and when were they born?
- Who were their parents?
- Where did they live?
- Where and when did they die?
How do you interview someone about your family history?
The best tactics for family history interviews are to ask open-ended questions (rather than ones with yes or no answers), and to focus on people’s memories and experiences. It’s much more interesting—for you and the interviewee—to talk about the stories and emotions behind the events in your family’s past.
What are some questions to ask your family?
Fun Questions to Ask Your Family Members
- Tell me about what it was like growing up in [name of place].
- Did you live in a house or an apartment? …
- Where is the family originally from? …
- Who is the oldest family member you remember, and what do you remember about them?
- What was a typical family dinner like for you?
How do you ask for family medical history?
How to ask questions
- Write down what you know—such as family members’ names, where they were born, or how many children they have.
- Pick the questions you will ask ahead of time.
- Record the interviews on a tape recorder or video camera.
What’s a good question to ask?
Break the ice and get to know people better by selecting several of these get-to-know-you questions.
- Who is your hero?
- If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
- What is your biggest fear?
- What is your favorite family vacation?
- What would you change about yourself if you could?
- What really makes you angry?
How do you ask how are you and your family?
The correct way to word this question is “How is your family?” The reason is that while family refers to a group of people, it refers to the group of people as a single unit, or collection. Nouns like this are called collective nouns, and in American English, collective nouns take singular verbs.
How do you introduce your family?
Then, it is more appropriate to introduce the mother, father, parents, spouse and child/children. My mother is Linda; my father is Bob. Lisa is married.
Male family member – Female family member:
- Father – Mother.
- Brother – Sister.
- Husband – Wife.
- Son – Daughter.
- Grandfather – Grandmother.
What to talk about with your relatives?
For relatives with kids
- What do you do on a typical weekend with the kids this past year? Where do you go?
- Did you discover any new kid-friendly places of interest or restaurants?
- Where did you vacation last year during the school holidays? …
- What are some new developments in the kids’ lives?
Who all are in your family?
Your immediate family includes your father, mother and siblings. Your extended family includes all of the people in your father and mother’s families. Your sibling is your brother or sister. If you have 1 brother and 2 sisters, then you have 3 siblings.