Category Archives: Oral History Series

Oral History – Hints & Tips

Continuing with my Oral History Series. Today I am going to look at hints and tips. This is a tip that I think is useful for any research. Review your data and evidence. Note on your research log when you reviewed … Continue reading

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Oral History –Verifying Oral History

Continuing with my Oral History Series. Today we are going to look at how we can verify the truth of Oral History and what happens if we cannot substantiate it. Whilst we may trust those that have shared snippets and … Continue reading

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Oral History – A Pinch of Salt or a Grain of Truth? (Part Two)

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had been an attendee at the Yorkshire Guild of One-Name Studies (one-name.org) regional meeting – you can read that post here In that post I mentioned that there was a link to … Continue reading

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Oral History – A Pinch of Salt or a Grain of Truth?

Continuing the oral history series and the post from yesterday A few years ago whilst at the funeral of another family member I mentioned the story to my late Mum’s first cousin. I asked if he knew of the story? … Continue reading

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Oral History – The Importance & Pitfalls

Oral history can give us a clue of where to look, but should not be added to genealogical databases unless you can verify the accuracy of the research or you have identified that an individual has been added on the … Continue reading

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Oral History – Why Bother? (Part Two)

For me the the time I spent with those elderly relatives was special. I was able to interact with them and I hope they enjoyed the time with me as much as I did with them. I listened to the … Continue reading

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Oral History – Why Bother?

Oral history is a great way of sharing history with the older generation. The older the individual in your family you talk to, perhaps the further back you might get with your family history. My Great Aunt, born in 1900 … Continue reading

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Oral History Series – Introduction

As regular readers of this blog will know, I grew up visiting my elderly maternal relatives. Long before I began researching my family history I loved to listen to my Great Aunts talk about the “old days” they were not … Continue reading

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