Recording oral history in the family

Interviewing relatives and family members is in many ways no different from any other one-to-one interview where interviewees often reveal thoughts, memories and insights that they haven’t vocalised before. Whilst this is useful for family history research, for you as a member of the family this can also mean that you might find out information and family secrets that could potentially be distressing to you or other members of the family. Well in advance of starting to record oral history within the family, we suggest you consult the rest of this guidance and think about the following:

You might want to make use of the following document: Joint statement of intent for oral history recordings for family research, (download here).

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