A step-by-step guide that shows you how to record, videotape, and film your
life stories, memories and traditions. Offers basic interviewing techniques,
more than 100 questions to ask, blank family history sheets. Also has a special
section for use by teachers in the classroom. Featured on the PBS
Everyone has a story to tell -
If only someone would listen,
If only someone would ask.
This activity is based on my book How to Tape
Instant Oral Biographies: Recording Your Family's Life Story in
Sound and Sight.
To learn more about and order an expanded, larger-sized edition, click here.
You can also learn how to create a family memory quilt
by looking at the activities outlined in my other book, My
Paper Memory Quilt: A Family History Pack.
We can have much fun listening to the life stories of
people who are special to us: our parents, our grandparents, our
relatives and good friends. Each of us has the ability to become
a family journalist and capture family stories, memories and traditions
with help from the tape recorder or home movies.We can then play
tapes of lives the way we play tapes of music. I call these tapes
Instant Oral Biographies.
Order now directly from Bill Zimmerman for $8.50 (plus $4.50 shipping per book in the U.S. only).
To order by mail, write to:
Guarionex Press, Ltd.
201 West 77th Street,
New York, NY 10024