121 Fun Questions To Ask Your Family Members

121 Fun Questions To Ask Your Family Members

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“Families are like fudge: mostly sweet, with a few nuts.” —Les Dawson

A family offers plenty of things in the form of experiences, stories, legacies, and influential members. Getting to your roots and tracing family trees can help you uncover stories, mysteries, and who knows, you might get a hint for a hidden treasure! Knowing your origins, the journey of your family’s accomplishments, and the challenges they met can make you learn a lot about your loved ones.

At times, you may feel short of words to start a conversation with your cousin, influential aunty, successful uncle, or funny grandma. So, we bring you this post with a list of questions to ask your family that can make your work a lot easier.

Questions To Ask About Family

These questions can get you to your lineage. Know your family members and relatives and connect with them through some inspiring conversations.

  1. Do you share a name with someone else in the family?
  2. When and where were you born?
  3. What was your parents’ and grandparents’ religion?
  4. Do you follow a religion?
  5. Where was your first house?
  6. Where did you spend your childhood?
  7. What are your earliest memories of home?
  8. Can you tell me a story or memory about your brothers and sisters?
  9. What are your brothers and sisters’ full names?
  10. What did your family do for leisure when you were a child?
  11. Which task did you hate doing the most when you were a child?
  12. What types of books do you like to read?
  13. Do you remember a favorite lullaby or song?
  14. When times were tough, do you remember having enough food?
  15. What were your favorite toys?
  16. What were your favorite games?
  17. Was there any fashion trend you liked the most?
  18. What school did you go to and where was it?
  19. How did you feel about going to school?
  20. What was your favorite subject at school and why?
  21. Which subject was the most difficult for you?
  22. Who was your favorite teacher and why?
  23. What is your favorite school memory?
  24. What were your grades like?
  25. What did you wear to school?
  26. What sports did you participate in at school?
  27. Was there a meeting place where you liked to spend time?
  28. Did you receive any special awards for studies or activities at school?
  29. How many years of education have you completed?
  30. Describe what you were like as a young adult?
  31. Do you have a technical diploma or degree?
  32. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  33. What was your first job?
  34. How old were you when you retired?
  35. How did you decide on your profession?
  36. What jobs have you done over the years?
  37. When you were in the military, what were your duties and where did you serve?
  38. How old were you when you started going out at night?
  39. Do you remember your first date? When and where did you meet your current partner?
  40. How long did you know each other before getting married?
  41. How did you propose?
  42. When and where did you get married?
  43. Describe your wedding ceremony.
  44. Did you have a honeymoon? Where did you go?
  45. Have you been married more than once?
  46. How would you describe your spouse?
  47. What do you admire most about your beloved?
  48. How long have you been married?
  49. When and where did your spouse die?
  50. What advice would you give to a child or grandchild on their wedding day?
  51. How did you find out you were going to be a parent for the first time?
  52. How many children do you have?
  53. What are your children’s names, and where do they currently live?
  54. What kind of relationship did you have with your parents?
  55. Do you remember things your children did when they were little that surprised you?
  56. What was the most challenging part of raising children back then?
  57. Did you consider yourself a strict parent?
  58. What was the most rewarding thing about parenting?
  59. Did any of your children break anything of yours?
  60. Did you have to treat any of your children differently? Why?
  61. What do you think about your children?
  62. What advice would you give your children and grandchildren about being a parent?
  63. Where did your in-laws live?
  64. When and where did your parents die?
  65. What do you remember about your parents?
  66. What do you miss most about your parents?
  67. Did your parents share a secret with you?
  68. What do you remember about your ancestors?
  69. Do you remember listening to your grandparents talking about their lives? What did they say?
  70. Did you ever meet any of your great-grandparents?
  71. Who was the oldest person you remember from your family when you were a child?
  72. What was your favorite food in childhood?
  73. Do you have any genetic health problems?
  74. Does our family hold any secret?
  75. How was your relationship with your cousins?
  76. Have you ever been a victim of a crime?
  77. Have you had any major accidents?
  78. Has anyone ever saved your life?
  79. Have you ever been hospitalized?
  80. Have you ever fought with any of our relatives?
  81. What do you consider the most important inventions in your lifetime?
  82. Do you remember the first time you saw a car, a TV, or a refrigerator?
  83. How different was the world when you were a child?
  84. Do you remember your family talking about politics?
  85. How would you define yourself politically?
  86. Did you live through any war?
  87. Have you admired any president or world leader that you’ve seen in power?
  88. How did you live the days of food shortages?
  89. Who has been your good friend for many years?
  90. What are the hardest decisions you’ve had to make?
  91. Who has changed your life?
  92. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
  93. Has there been anyone in your life that you would consider a soul mate?
  94. What activities have you enjoyed as an adult?
  95. What were your hobbies back then?
  96. What do you like to do when you are not working?
  97. What is the most incredible thing that has happened to you?
  98. Have you ever met someone famous?
  99. Who were your grandparents?
  100. With whom did you share a special bond?
  101. How do you feel about your major decisions in life, such as profession, studies, and spouse?
  102. What organizations or groups did you belong to?
  103. Have you ever won an award as an adult?
  104. What is the longest trip you’ve ever made?
  105. Have any recipes been passed down to you from family members?
  106. Are there any physical characteristics that run in your family?
  107. What has been your favorite vacation spot?
  108. Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but have not done yet?

Fun Questions To Ask Family

Family time can be a gala time when everyone shares their stories. Fun questions can elevate the mood and can be a source to end a serious discussion.

  1. Did you have a nickname growing up? If so, what was it and why?
  2. How mischievous were you as a child? Share some stories.
  3. What is one of the funniest things your children did when they were little?
  4. What was the most fun you had while raising your kids?
  5. If you had to do it again, what would you change about the way you raised your family?
  6. Did your children embarrass you anytime?
  7. What’s the funniest joke you’ve ever known?
  8. When you were a teenager, what got you into trouble?
  9. Did you ever play pranks on your siblings?
  10. What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
  11. Did you have any pets during childhood? What funny memories do you have with them?
  12. Describe the personalities of your funny relatives.
  13. What kind of games did you play growing up?

Find answers to these questions and get enlightened about your family, relatives, and forbearers. Spend a lovely time at family gatherings asking questions, collecting memories, and save memories for a lifetime.