•    •  Oral History – Asking the Right Questions
Getting Started | Asking the Right Questions

In a family history interview, questions assist your family member’s memories, and asking the appropriate questions will offer you the best chance of success. Consider your aims when determining which questions to ask: What do you already know? What do you want to learn? About which persons and events is your family member likely to be the most knowledgeable?

Keep the following points in mind as you prepare your questions:

Sample Interview Questions

These are just a few examples of the kinds of questions you can ask. Depending on what you hope to get from your interviews, the possibilities are limitless.