The Art of Taking an Oral History
Oral histories can be a powerful tool for genealogists. Author and oral historian Sharon Zane will share techniques for taking a good oral history: what to do and what not do, interviewing tips, how to handle sound equipment, the types of recording equipment available and how to handle them. Using case studies drawn from her own research, she will show how information, casual remarks, and other clues gathered in interviews can lead to exciting, life-changing discoveries.
Sharon Zane has been an oral historian for 35 years and is an enthusiastic long-time family genealogist. She has written oral histories for large corporations, non-profit organizations, and individuals and has served on the board of the Oral History Association for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Spotlight Talk: How I Put Together a Memoir and Prepared it for Publishing
Fay Bussgang will describe how she created her new memoir and prepared it for publication. She hopes to inspire others to do the same with their memoirs and family histories. Fay is a former co-president of the JGSGB and an expert on Polish research. She has edited and formatted two Yizkor books for JewishGen.org. Her new book is “My Great Adventure: Europe 1954-55.”
Refreshments will be served.
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
Pre-lecture 12:30 – 1:20 pm: Litvak-Baltic and Ukraine SIGs
Post-lecture (approx. 4:00 pm): Belarus and Poland SIGs
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