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!
Our articles on Oral History Interviews:
- Free oral history interview tutorial
- Free printable book of memory-evoking questions
- Preparing for the Interview
- Finding the Angle
- The Art of the Interview
- Want to interview a Veteran? Here is an article overview about the Library of Congress Veteran History Project
- Great interview questions for anyone
- 10 Universal Interview Questions
- Questions to ask parents or grandparents
- Overview article about recording audio “Audio Inspiration – 12 Tips for Writers and Family Historians“
- Product review: Voice Recorder Olympus WS-52
- Product review: Voice Recorder Sony-icd-px333
- Free Voice Recording Apps Are Convenient, Create Great Memories
- Voice Recorder Apps – are they as good as they say?
- Transcription and voice recognition tools
What you need to do an oral history interview:
- Digital Recorder or phone app+ 2. Questions for Dad Printable + 3. Questions for Mom Printable + 4. Interview Tutorial
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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
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.
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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