Interviewing

Interviewing

Are You Being Stealthy In Learning Your Family History?

Ever wish you could capture genealogical information from your relatives without them knowing, being bored, or frightening them? Be a little more stealthy, without crossing the line of being illegal, and you’ll gather your family heritage and find joy along the way. Have a Plan: It’s easier to obtain information when you have a plan. […]

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Busy Lives
Interviewing
Organizing Research

Don’t Stress about Digitizing Audio Files

Does your family have audio interviews? Ask anyone who doesn’t have a sound recording of their departed relative and they’ll tell you that such recordings are priceless. However, an audio recording can be lost in a heartbeat and are often not as useful as they could be without a transcription. With a transcription, you can […]

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Quick Story Gathering Ideas to Enrich Your Genealogy
Busy Lives
Interviewing
Personal History

Quick Story Gathering Ideas to Enrich Your Genealogy

Did you think you don’t have enough time to do family history?  Maybe you don’t have enough time to push your pedigree all the way back to Adam and Eve (which by the way you can’t), but you do have time to gather stories from your living relatives. And honestly, you can’t afford to waste […]

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Use These 3 Memory Triggers When Interviewing Your Family Members to Capture Better Family Stories
Interviewing
Preserving
Writing Family History

3 Memory Trigger Exercises for Your Next Interview

Preparing to interview a family member can be super exciting. But for many interviewers, they are uncertain what they want to ask the interviewee. Meanwhile, many interviewees are nervous about what you’re going to ask them and whether they are going to remember. Here are three ways you can put your interview we at ease […]

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