Our First “Ask Granny” Workshop

Ask Granny LogoThe “Ask Granny” program was developed in Athens and Clarke County, Georgia, USA by Greg Crane and Judy Russell. The program’s focus is to encourage senior citizens to write down their family history and memories before it is too late.

Greg and Judy have developed specially formatted materials that feature large print and are easy to use. The “Ask Granny” workshops are limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure that everyone gets an opportunity to participate fully and the experience is an enjoyable one.

The “Ask Granny” program has two stipulations:

  1. the workshop goes to the participants
  2. there is no charge to the participants
Pakenham Arthritis Group's Ask Granny Session
Pakenham Arthritis Group Feb. 2010

The Narre Warren & District Family History Group are proud to be associated with the “Ask Granny” program. We presented our first “Ask Granny” workshop to the Pakenham Arthritis Group in February 2010. A couple of the participants said that they’d been prompted recently by family members to document what they know of their family history and their life but didn’t know where to start and we were very happy to be given the opportunity to help with this.

We are currently looking for other organisations that might to like to hold an “Ask Granny” session for their members. All participants leave with a folder containing the notes and information docmented during the session as well as a list of groups, websites and organisations that may be able to assist with any additonal research required. Please contact us if you are are in the Casey Cardinia area and would like to know more about “Ask Granny.”


  1. Hi Miriam,
    we are absolutely delighted to hear from you and will email you immediately! Thank you for your interest.

  2. Miriam Rimmer

    Hi there

    I would be interested in holding an “ask Granny” session for our church. I think it is a great idea and we are always looking for ways to encourage our members to compile their family history.

    Please contact me on the listed email address.

    Kind regards
    Miriam Rimmer

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