Genealogists and Oral History
Genealogists can use oral history techniques to get clues to flesh out their living and dead relatives. Through oral histories, you can find out all sorts of things: how folks were related; what life was like during World War I; what color dress your grandmother liked best; who helped when your church was built or remodeled; what brought your sorority or club into being, etc. The key is to get the information from people with firsthand knowledge while they are still alive to tell the story.
The Beaufort County Library, Penn Center, The Citadel Oral History Program and the Avery Research Institute for African American Culture and History are co-sponsoring a Free Oral History Workshop to help the community learn how to plan oral history projects that provide insight into the recent past for the future. The workshop will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 10 am until 3 pm at the Beaufort Branch Library at 311 Scott Street.
Pre-registration is required. Call 255-6468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Space is limited to 40 participants.