While gathering around the holiday table or just getting together, use this perfect opportunity to collect and document family history.
Everyone can contribute by compiling questions and the younger generation can assist with the interview process.
A few tips –
Always prepare and test audio equipment
Use words such as “Tell me About” , “Describe”, “How”, when you ask questions
Don’t interrupt the storyteller!
Click the link below to download your very own copy of the JHS Family History Toolkit!
Below is a link to the StoryCorps App that you can download onto your mobile device. Here is a brief explanation of StoryCorps:
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.