Creating Oral Histories

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== Whom to Interview  ==
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==Introduction==
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Family history interviews are a good way to capture
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memories before they are lost. They help you verify and
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preserve names and dates—the sort of information
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you would typically record on a family group sheet or
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pedigree chart. These interviews are also one of the
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best ways to preserve a wealth of stories, testimonies,
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thoughts, and feelings.
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The process of doing a family history interview is really
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very simple and you will learn it best by practicing.
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Most people feel very comfortable with it after only
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one or two interviews.
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This lesson will help you gain enough confidence
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to conduct your first interview. The information is
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general, and you should adapt it to your individual
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circumstances.
  
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==Whom to Interview==
 
==Before the Interview==
 
==Before the Interview==
 
==At the Interview==
 
==At the Interview==

Revision as of 15:07, 17 March 2010

Contents

Introduction

Family history interviews are a good way to capture memories before they are lost. They help you verify and preserve names and dates—the sort of information you would typically record on a family group sheet or pedigree chart. These interviews are also one of the best ways to preserve a wealth of stories, testimonies, thoughts, and feelings. The process of doing a family history interview is really very simple and you will learn it best by practicing. Most people feel very comfortable with it after only one or two interviews. This lesson will help you gain enough confidence to conduct your first interview. The information is general, and you should adapt it to your individual circumstances.

Whom to Interview

Before the Interview

At the Interview

After the Interview

Summary

Additional Resources

Ideas for Teachers

Appendix