Oral history interview questions and resources - man's hands while being interviewed

You have come to the right place for oral history interview questions tools and resources, most of which are free.  This page serves as an index to tools, tips, links and reviews of various services. Check back often because we at Evalogue.Life are devoted to this purpose and are adding more all the time!

Free printable book of memory-evoking questions
Free printable book of memory-evoking questions

Our articles on Oral History Interviews:

What you need to do an oral history interview:

  1. Digital Recorder or phone app+ 2.  Questions for Dad Printable + 3. Questions for Mom Printable + 4. Interview Tutorial 
Rhonda's all-time favorite digital voice recorder - the Olympus WS-852 with built-in USB connection. Click to get it on Amazon.

Our interviewing services:

We offer interviewing services in Utah, whenever we travel, and by
telephone. To schedule, click here or call 801.917.4299.

Classes we teach (click here)

Our free mini-tutorial on interviewing

In answer to a repeated question we have received, we created a free 7-day mini course. Sign up here to receive concise and enjoyable daily lessons by email. This will take you from intention to done in a week. 

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StoryCorps

StoryCorps is a wonderful nonprofit encouraging people to record stories, and uploading them to the Library of Congress. They have recording booths in San Francisco and Chicago, as well as a mobile booth on tour.

  • Click here to make a reservation: https://storycorps.org/reservations/
  • They also offer a a recording app for your mobile device: https://storycorps.me

FamilySearch

Be sure to check out the free tools and resources at FamilySearch, and upload your oral history or written stories to be preserved for future generations. Click here.

Story Worth:

StoryWorth won the innovator’s grand price at RootsTech in 2016. They offer a service to email you and your family weekly questions over a year, and to compile the finished product into an affordable book at the end. Click here to check out this unique idea.

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