Oral History

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Expert answers on how to help a child do a family history interview with Grandma or Grandpa.
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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.
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Nobody can tell your own story as well as you. Here's how to get started transforming your memories into memoirs.
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'Tis the season to find out where your family traditions come from – and how to incorporate some new ones.
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Add these kin and acquaintances to your interview list, and you may discover surprising facts and anecdotes about your ancestors.
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You don't have to go to great length to capture far-flung relatives memories: Just call on these five ways to conduct oral history interviews across the miles.
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Grandma giving you the cold shoulder? Don't give up on capturing her oral history — try these five techniques for getting reluctant interviewees to open up.
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Oral-history interviewing can enrich your family history and unlock your relatives' memories – if you go easy on the who, where and when and focus instead on why, how and what.
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Ready to channel your inner Diane Sawyer or Larry King? Interview your relatives to capture family history details and stories.
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Learn how to grill your grandparents and quiz your cousins about family history details. Our guide outlines the key steps for planning, executing and preserving oral history interviews.
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