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Interviewing Tips for Genealogy

Talk to family members

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My grandmother would tell stories about her family. As a conscientious budding family historian, I decided to interview her. I was 17, cell phones didn’t exist and we were too poor to own a tape recorder, so with a pen and paper in hand I listened to her stories and took notes. That was my first opportunity to interview a family member. It was not a disaster. My grandmother was very tolerant and quite willing to tell me everything she remembered.

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