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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Each month, the editors of Family Tree Magazine will bring you a genealogy challenge to help you use your research in new and exciting ways.
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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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Oral histories are a basic way to learn about your family line, and they serve a double purpose: Your questions may lead to research clues or even spark a memory about the very details you’ve been searching for.
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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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Learn the reason we hang stockings up at night and wait for an old man with a fluffy white beard and a red jacket to give us presents
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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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Ready to channel your inner Diane Sawyer or Larry King? Interview your relatives to capture family history details and stories.
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