So now you have a date set for a visit with your family member. [Check.] You know now that you'll be visiting and sharing with your relative and not interviewing. [Just nod your head.] So what do you ask to get your family member talking? Well, there are really no special magic questions that will help them to open up, but some questions are better than others. As mentioned in the previous post, try not to ask yes or no questions. If you have to, make sure you follow them up with additional questions on the topic. The most important thing to remember is to be comfortable and conversational. Because that's what you are doing. Conversing. Don't worry, though. Most people like to talk about themselves. [Just ask us.] Speaking of asking, the following are some questions to help you along your merry way down memory lane with your family member. It's not exhaustive, but it should give you enough examples to get you started.
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