New Poll On Right Sidebar Of The Blog; Simple Question Being Posed; “Have You Done A Video Recording Or Audio Recording Interview Of A Relative Regarding Family History?”; “Yes” Or “No”?

Hi Everyone!

Well, here goes another Poll that is now on the right sidebar of the blog right at the top of the blog homepage.

I am just asking for a simple response to a very basic question.

“Have You Done A Video Recording Or An Audio Recording Interview Of A Relative Regarding Family History?”  Yes or No

We all want to immediately start our search for our ancestors by entering in those surnames into those magical search boxes and click away.  Important to do that?  Yes.  But more important is to take the time and connect with your living relatives and capture the stories they know and the facts they know and the myths they may know about your family history.  And even more important is to be able to capture these stories on video and/or audio for future references.  Hopefully, with their permission, you will be able to capture these stories.

During the recording process it is best that you just let them speak about what they know relative to the question you may have asked.  It is not the time to question or challenge what they say or impugn that they are wrong.  You yourself may not know all the facts.  Very often, further research by you on what is being said may discover that they stated very good facts that might be off slightly, but the core of their words are solid.  Having recorded what they said on video/and or audio will allow you to reference the interview at a future time as your research and results expands over time.

Do not rely just on your own notes or memories of what was said during the interview.  If you receive permission to record it then by all means do so.  Nothing better than to be able to go to the interview at a future date and hear the exact words that were spoken.  You may not even get to the interview for many years.

Do Not Rely On Your Own Memory Regarding These Spoken Words!!

So ……………………. “have you ever recorded a video/audio interview of a relative about family history”??

Simple, direct and to the point!

Take a look at the new Poll.  Consider providing a reply.

Let’s see how active this poll can be.

The more the merrier!

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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