Capturing their Stories: Best Practices for Recording Family History Interviews

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS
Sep 1, 2023
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Welcome
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Introduction
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Preparing
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In-Person
10m 29s
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Remote
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Sharing
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Preserving
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Family history interviews are invaluable sources for our genealogy research that can also be converted into meaningful keepsake gifts for family. Explore tips and free or inexpensive tools to use with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to capture family interviews in-person or from afar via Zoom. Learn best practices for planning and directing your interviews.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Colleen Robledo Greene, MLIS, is an academic librarian, college educator, and tech nerd who has been researching her family history since 1997. She is the Digital Scholarship Librarian at California State University, Fullerton, and also teaches an
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  1. RH
    Rosa Hick
    10 months ago

    Well done Coleen,
    very interesting and informative.

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  2. RR
    Roland Rhoades
    11 months ago

    Thank you very much Colleen. I only wish I had the technology 30 +/- years ago. At least I do have a series of interviews with my grandmother on a cassette tape recorder, and I just this year had it digitized before it disintegrated. Listening to it again, there was so much I did not remember, especially when she was talking about her parents and grandparents, and even a great grandparent who died in 1905 that her father told her about!
    I also have a reel-to-reel tape from 1966 of my great-grandfather, but the recorder doesn’t work anymore and I haven’t found anyone with equipment to digitize it.

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  3. DB
    D Becker
    11 months ago

    PLEASE do follow-ups to this! It was so very helpful, thank you. The tips, techniques and suggestions for tools was especially helpful.

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  4. KS
    Kathleen Smith
    11 months ago

    Excellent Webinar th at covers equipment needed and ethics of video interviews with family members, etc. I appreciated this knowledge before buying any equipment.

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  5. PT
    Pat Thomas
    11 months ago

    Helpful information especially the area of remote or distant folks to interview. Second part please.

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  6. JW
    Jacqueline Wilson
    11 months ago

    Great presentation and hopefully she will do the next steps she mentioned at the end of her talk!

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  7. JH
    Jane Harmon
    11 months ago

    Actually rated this as a 10! More practical information on every aspect of interviewing than I’ve ever seen anywhere! And Colleen has offered a Part 2! To that I say Yes! Yes! More, Please!

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  8. JH
    janna helshtein
    11 months ago

    very clear and informative. Colleen has so much knowledge and experience and I’m grateful she was willing to share all that with me.

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