Oral History

Stories and interviews told by eyewitnesses or participants of events

I’m so glad you did this. So glad

Thus begins a story I wrote on my family oral history site about a conversation I had with Doc M a short while ago. “I’m so glad you did this. So glad.” Those are the words my boyfriend Doc M said to me as we listened to his mother talk about her life. Two years […]

Carnival of Genealogy, 11th edition

Edition 11 is here. The topic is Making the Most of Family Get Togethers.. It’s easy enough to poke around in old records and spend hours scouring Internet databases for the bits and pieces of your family puzzle. Approaching actual living family members, however, can be downright intimidating! You have to get personally involved with […]

Carnival of Genealogy: Writing a Family History

Excellent. Just found this blog carnival: Carnival of Genealogy. Current edition on writing a family history. (next edition is on Family Photographs. I’ve already submitted two entries. And will submit one more, cause there’s something I’ve been meaning to do more research on, and write about.) I’m totally stoked. Based on the excellent advice by […]

MemoryMiner 1.1 is released…

Read about it here. Download it here. (It’s MacOS, windows version under development) and very soon, like later this afternoon, I’ll have a podcast interview with MemoryMiner’s developer, John Fox. Will update here when It’s up. (and no, I didn’t plan it that way. The interview was from mid-May, but These Things Take Time. Earlier […]

Getting to Vloggercon

At Vloggercon tomorrow there’s a panel on Oral History and digital storytelling. I’ll be on it. 3:15 pm. (see schedule) It’ll be streamed live. (the panel, held in Valhalla, which also features Jennifer Myronuk and Denise Atchley, is being moderated by JD Lasica) Ooh la la! My original plan was to drive up Friday from […]

The latest in Web 2.0: OurStory. It’s beta, and it breaks

I spent a while today checking out the just-launched OurStory, a site for telling and sharing stories. The site is prominently labeled BETA, and that’s a true statement. I tried to create and post a story on the site. It won’t appear. I’ve posted a review, complete with screenshots and gory details. UPDATE: Heard back […]