Resources for Oral History Interviews

By Family Tree Editors

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.

Oral History Websites

Lists of Oral History Interview Questions

Interviewing Advice and Organizations

Oral History Interview Books

Recorded Oral Histories

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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