Silver Challenge
Interview Challenge


Challenge: Conduct an interview with an older member of your family or a subject of your choice Create a booklet of their life.

How do I do this: Select a subject to interview. Think of questions that you would like to ask this person. Topic suggestions to include are:

  • what was life when they were a child
  • information about their school
  • hobbies they had as a child or teenager
  • career path
  • marriage

Include: a table of contents page, summary at the end and if possible some photographs or copies of any documents that you think are of interest.

Write or type the information up.

Present in a booklet format.

Suggested places to find this information: Speak to the individual directly. If that is not possible you could email or write a letter including the questions you would like to ask.

Suggested resources and useful websites: http://genealogy.about.com/cs/oralhistory/a/interview.htm  http://familytreemagazine.com/article/20-questions  http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/creating-family-tree-booklet.html