Don’t feel that you have to answer every question. Jot down quick, brief answers to those that seem interesting to you. Ignore the others. Hit the highlights of your life. Share your feelings. Avoid the boring. Then take your jottings, and begin writing your history. Summarize experiences when appropriate. @ Your name
Your parents’ full names
Memories of your father (and brief outline of his life; how did he support his family?)
Memories of your mother(and brief outline of her life)
Tell about your family=s traditions or special memories concerning graduation, Easter, Valentines Day, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, hunting trips, funerals, Memorial Day, Mother’s or Father’s Day, weddings, etc..
Describe your relationship with your father
What were his best traits? his worst? which do you share?
Describe your relationship with your mother
What were her best traits? her worst? which do you share?
How did your mother spend her time? How did she dress?
How did your father spend his free time? How did he dress?
Did your family face any difficulties while you were growing up?
Special awards you have received during your school years
Special friends in teen years (activities you did together)
MIA or YW/YM experiences (special activities, leaders, etc.)
Describe your first Acrush@
Describe the social life of a teenager? What did you do for fun? Compare it with the
experiences of youth today
Advanced schooling (college, trade school experiences; special training; graduation date; degrees earned; roommates; financing it etc..)
Temple ordinances (dates; special memories)
Mission served (place, dates, how you financed it; companions; memories; faith-promoting
experiences; people you met; adjustments made upon coming home)
Priesthood ordinations and dates and who ordained you:
Deacon Teacher Priest Elder High Priest Seventy
Special experiences in connection with your priesthood ordinations
Military Service (enlistment and discharge dates; experiences; branch of service)
How you met your spouse / how you got engaged / your wedding / your honeymoon
What you most admire about him/her
Describe early marriage years (living costs; unusual happenings; difficulties)
Describe your first home as a married couple
Other homes and towns you have lived in since marriage
Tell about any special neighbors you had; experiences with neighbors, etc..
Has divorce or remarriage caused any serious changes in your live?
Your children; birth dates and places; names; personalities or special circumstances; short descriptions of their lives (childhood, schooling, marriages, children they have etc..) tell one positive story about each
Daily routine of family life (wash day, modes of transportation, use of radio or TV, gardening,
spring cleaning, etc..
How did your parents discipline you? How did you discipline your children?
Describe Sundays in your home as a parent
Work or Occupation experiences (how and why you got the jobs you did)
Would you choose differently if you could choose your occupation again? Why? Any advice?
Significant Church positions held
Which church calling did you enjoy the most? why?
Welfare projects you have helped with
Any special “awakenings” in your life? Describe your conversion to the gospel