Books About Oral History

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Family Tales, Family Wisdom: How to Gather the Stories of a Lifetime and Share Them With Your Family by Robert U. Akeret (Henry Holt, out of print)

Transcribing and Editing Oral History by Willa Baum (Altamira Press, $15.95)

“Searching at Home and Talking With Relatives,” in The Genealogy Sourcebook by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack (Lowell House, $16)

Oral History: From Tape to Type by Cullom Davis, Kathryn Back and Kay MacLean (American Library Association, $46)

Record and Remember: Tracing Your Roots through Oral History by Ellen Epstein and Jane Lewit Lanham (Scarborough House, $10.95)

Recording Your Family History: A Guide to Preserving Oral History Using Audio and Video Tape by William Fletcher (Ten Speed Press, out of print)

Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You by David E. Kyvig and Myron A. Marty (Altamira Press, $24.95)

Video Family History by Duane and Pat Strum (Ancestry, out of print)

How to Tape Instant Oral Biographies by Bill Zimmerman (Betterway Books, $12.99, in bookstores or order direct from our store.

Most out-of-print books can be obtained through bookselling Web sites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Borders.

See the April 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine.