Family history stories revealed through the memories of your relatives bring a level of colour and detail to your genealogy research that you won't find elsewhere. Don't miss any opportunity to explore such memories, but do get yourself organised in advance.
There is no one-size-fits-all set of questions to ask in family history research interviews with relatives; be guided by the age of the person, and the period they lived through. The questions you ask may differ from one person to another, or you may ask a number of relatives the exact same question in order to get as many opinions or perceptions of an event or person as possible.
The list below contains some fairly general lines of enquiry which you might find useful as a starting point for exploring your family's stories and developing them. (I've deliberately omitted question marks.)
You will also want to ask your own questions about issues or people specifically affecting your own family and ancestors.
Part I - Family history interview - preparation