Photo via Jon Rawlinson via Flickr. In the first two posts in this series, we discussed how to invite your family member to tell his or her life stories, and how to select a format for presenting their stories. Today, we’ll talk about how to set up the interview environment and conduct the interview in […]

This month, I found one new piece and two “classic” audio tracks to present for your listening pleasure. I have to credit downloading the PRX Remix app for locating the older tracks … It’s a great source for discovering amazing things to listen to that aren’t currently making the rounds on NPR or at the […]

Once you’ve invited a family member or loved one to share his or her life stories, you’ll immediately be faced with a crucial choice point as you prepare to record their memories: What format are you going to use? That sounds like a simple enough question, but as anyone who’s ever happened upon a trove […]

Harriet Quimby. Harriet Quimby | The Memory Palace Nate DiMeo provides a really compelling mini-portrait of Quimby, the first American woman to obtain an airplane pilot’s license. As ever, he takes historical people and events that have faded from popular view and imbues their stories with depth, character and adventure. Message in A Bottle/Re:Sound #185 […]

Photo courtesy of SXC. Today, I’m kicking off a blog series that discusses some strategies for completing a personal or family history project. If you’ve always been the person running the camera or writing down what happened at family holiday gatherings, and want to take your documenting to the next level, this series will show […]

Today a new personal history sample debuts on the blog – a product I call a narrated home movie. Here’s how it works: I come to your house (or we talk via Skype), we talk about the important stories of your life, and if you like, we can give new context to home movies (from […]

Photo courtesy of SXC. Every year, countless would-be family historians make New Year’s resolutions to tackle epic projects that preserve the tales of their bloodline, and every December there are frustrated folks wondering where the year went. But you can get your family history project done this year – it just takes a little know-how, […]

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