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Oral History Interviewing for Families at Montauk Library

December 4, 2022 @ 2:30 pm

April Lynn Earle

At the Montauk Library on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:30, genealogist April Lynne Earle will present “Oral History Interviewing for Families.” Ms. Lynne will provide examples of the best techniques to conduct an oral history interview. Suitable for all ages. Free & Open to the public. Registration is required.

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Join librarian and genealogist, April Lynne Earle and Aimee Lusty, the Montauk Library’s Archivist, for a program exploring oral history interview techniques for families. Oral history interviews preserve and document family stories, personal accounts of historical events, and shared community history. Recorded oral histories can become a keepsake passed down for generations, helping families to connect with their family history. Come with your parent, grandparent, kids, and/or grandkids and learn how to prepare for and conduct an oral history interview. The program will cover the basics of oral history interviewing, including interviewing and recording techniques, writing questions, and how to use oral histories as a tool for genealogy. After the talk, patrons can reserve the library’s new Sound Studio where they can record oral histories. Suitable for all ages. 

April Lynne Earle is a member of the Library Faculty at Farmingdale State College. In addition to her primary role as the cataloger, she provides reference service and information literacy instruction. She received both her Masters in Library Science and Master of Arts in Public History from St. John’s University; where she now teaches as an adjunct in their Library Science course on Genealogical Sources & Services. With over 30 years of genealogy research experience, her real joy is helping others discover their family history.

871 Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954 United States
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