Share Your Grandma's Stories

Grandmother telling her granddaughter a story.

If you could share one story about your grandma, what would it be? In 2014 FamilySearch started a campaign called #MeetMyGrandma to nudge people worldwide to share stories of their grandmothers. The goal of this campaign was to gather 10,000 stories in 10 days, and since then, many grandma stories have been added to FamilySearch Memories.

Inspiring Stories from the #MeetMyGrandma Campaign

The #MeetMyGrandma campaign helped bring people around the world closer to their grandmas and closer to their other family members too. To read some of the grandma stories submitted for the #MeetMyGrandma campaign, check out some of the articles below. Maybe these articles will help spark some memories of your grandma that you could share with others.

September 30, 2014
I grew up in Louisiana influenced mostly by the maternal side of my family. My mother’s mother, Grandma Angelina Michelli, was the only gran…
September 29, 2014
Grandma Lena was a remarkable woman. Married at the age of 18 to a divorced man twice her age, she learned early in her life that life wasn’…
September 26, 2014
My Grandma Leicher grew up in Missouri and seemed especially proud of that fact. She was a Fugate before she married Robert Leicher and Fuga…
By  Emma Young
September 24, 2014
I always knew my grandmother, Marjorie Hoffman, was coming for a visit when we started seeing typical German drinks appearing in the fridge.…
September 23, 2014
A few times a year my family piled into our over-sized blue van for a 12 hour road-trip to visit my grandparents. Some would argue that the …
October 6, 2014
My grandmother, Mary Alice Marble Hermansen, had seven grandchildren—each thought they were her favorite. The others were wrong. I was the f…
By  Ellen Bahr
September 28, 2014
For most of my friends, memories of their grandmothers are synonymous with homemade cookies and lace doilies. Memories of my grandmother are…
September 20, 2014
We went to a lot of places when I was growing up. My family traveled quite a bit. Sun Valley, Idaho, was a regular stop every fall, winter a…
November 21, 2014
When I was growing up, Summer vacation meant going to Ephraim. I loved that. Both of my grandmothers lived there. One was Grandma Nielson; t…
September 27, 2014
My Grandmother Ruby Milner Stevens was amazing! She spent the last part of her life suffering from cancer and the results of the treatments.…

How Can I Share My Grandma’s Stories?

FamilySearch offers a free international service for families to share their family histories, memories, photos, and historical documents online and preserve them for future generations. The free FamilySearch Memories app can help you make an audio recording of your memories or even record your grandma’s own voice. For some ideas on what to ask your grandma in an interview, here are 20 fun questions to ask your grandma to help write and preserve her personal history.

Sharing stories of your grandma online is a great way to preserve a special memory of those you love. Think about what stories you could share of your grandma, and share them in FamilySearch Memories or on social media with the hashtag #MeetMyGrandma. Share a fun, touching, sweet, silly, or special story about your grandma. Let the world meet your grandma! She’ll thank you. And you’ll help preserve her priceless legacy for generations to come.

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