Genealogy: 150 questions to ask family members about their lives

By Barry Ewell

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11 2014 8:00 a.m. MST

Here are ideas of questions to ask when interviewing a family member about their history.


Well-crafted, open-ended questions can yield fruitful results when you interview family for purposes of family history. The following is a list of questions compiled on the Lucier Family webpage you may want to consider. Take time to tailor the questions to the person you are interviewing.

When you are ready to conduct an interview, have the questions in front of you to make sure you are getting the information you desire. Conversations about family can go many directions. When possible, record the interview on audio or video.

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