13 October 2015

Tuesday's Tip: Interviewing Family

Write relatives for information. I personally found it easier to ask one or two questions per letter, especially with older relatives. 

Remember the basics: who, what, when, where, why, and how. 

Take notes. Do not ever assume you will remember something by the time you get to the car or home. If your grandparent, or whomever, is not comfortable being tape recorded, at least take notes. If you do record, take notes anyway just incase something goes wrong with the recording. 

Always always always thank the person for their time. 

Tuesday’s Tip is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers. 

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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