Resources for Oral History Interviews

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Interviewing relatives is one of the genealogist’s first and most important duties. Here are some websites and books that will help you make the most of your family history interviews—plus recorded oral histories to give you some examples to study.

Interviewing Advice and Organizations

Senior family members are often the best genealogy resource. Here are family history interview questions to ask to discover more about generations past.

Digital Oral History Collections

Oral History Interview Books

Additional Resources

Use this form to record pertinent information about oral history interviews you conduct.

Resources provided by Erika Dreifus, Sunny Jane Morton, and Allison Dolan.

Versions of this information appeared in the April 2000 and March 2008 issues of Family Tree Magazine, and the September 2004 issue of Trace Your Family History.

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