Take some time to formulate family history questions and write them down. Get them to the person you will be interviewing in advance so that they have time to think through their answers. Ask open-ended questions; don’t do too much talking yourself. The reason you’re doing these interviews is to hear about family stories, to have relationships explained to you, to find out details that will be lost in time if they’re not recorded now.
Once you are well on your way to completing these 3 steps,
Do you have a story to share?
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