Talking to relatives will help you get the stories behind the names and dates on your tree. Here's a simple guide to planning a great interview.
How do you find people to interview about your family? And when you've got them on the line, what's the best way to breach sensitive subjects? We'll tell you how.
Use these questions as a springboard for planning your oral history interviews.
Schedule your chat.
Ask open-ended questions.
Set a time limit.
Know when to stop.
Add these kin and acquaintances to your interview list, and you may discover surprising facts and anecdotes about your ancestors.
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