How much do you know about your own ancestors? Most of us would probably answer “not enough.”
That’s why we research our family’s history, to fill in some of those gaps in our knowledge, for to better understand our ancestors is to better understand why we are the way we are. That’s why we dig beyond the dates, names and places of our genealogical research in search of the fruit on our family trees – their stories.
For example, here are 10 questions about your grandparents that you won’t find answered in any census, public or church record:
1. How did your grandparents meet?
2. What was grandpa’s first job?
3. Who was grandma’s favorite teacher?
4. Did they go on a honeymoon?
5. Who were their greatest influences?
6. What was their first year of marriage like?
7. What values do you share with them?
8. What do you remember about them?
9. Which grandparent do you most resemble?
10. What were their greatest achievements?
How many can you answer?
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