"Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, 14 May 2012

Q is for Questions

Q was, unsurprisingly, a bit tricky, but here I present a list of the ten questions I would ask any of my ancestors if I could meet them.

1. What is your house like?
2. Which member(s) of your family are you closest to?
3. How did you meet your spouse?
4. What was your wedding like?
5. Are you religious?
6. What is your job like?
7. What do you do for pleasure?
8. Who are your friends?
9. What makes you laugh?
10. What is the best thing that has ever happened to you? And the worst?

These of course are the kinds of questions that family history can never satisfactorily answer. They are the things that would give a much clearer picture of the individual. I’d love to hear your suggestions...
L x

1 comment:

  1. I agree it would be great to actually get to know our ancestors on a more personal level. That's why I wish I had more personal records such as diaries or letters, instead of generic certificates that don't give us much about our ancestor's characters. We should make sure we keep things like these to pass down.

    It's also great to be able to speak to people who actually knew our ancestors who could enlighten us on what they were actually like as people.


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