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Conducting and Preserving Family Oral Histories


Genealogists know that interviewing relatives can reveal pivotal family history stories, but did you know they can also be key sources of information on community culture and living traditions? Conducting oral history interviews with family memory keepers is a great way to record data that may not be found in written sources—and these interviews can also provide lasting personal touchstones to a person’s character.

 But beginning a family oral history project can feel daunting. This presentation will guide participants through the process of planning for, conducting, and preserving family oral history interviews.

This event is co-sponsored by the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society and the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room. Angela C. Spitzer Stanley, CA, DAS will be presenting. 

Angela Stanley is Director of Georgia HomePLACE for the Georgia Public Library Service, where she identifies and manages digitization of local history and archival content held by public libraries across the state. She is a certified archivist and digital archives specialist, and holds her MLIS with a concentration in archives and preservation. Angela currently serves on the board of the Society of Georgia Archivists and the steering committee of the Public Library Archives and Special Collections section of the Society of American Archivists.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Multipurpose Room A
  Adult     Genealogy/Local History  

Event Organizer

Ashley Shull