Recording oral history and family stories can be the perfect way to preserve and share your family history. Audio can be more ideal than video because the file sizes are smaller. Also, relatives may be less inhibited when recording because audio is less intrusive. Find out from Marian Pierre-Louis the best way to record and save audio files so that they become a permanent part of your family history.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on August 7, 2013. 1 hour 30 minutes, plus 6 pages of handouts.
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- A great topic very well explained.
- Another well organized & well presented webinar. Thanks.
- APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT I COULD JUST LISTEN AS MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS IN THE HANDOUT.
- As usual another great Webinar, can't wait for the second part. Thanks to Legacy Family for providing these Webinars for us.
- Been recording but unsure about how to take the next step - thanks for the springboard!
- EXCELLENT! Thank you very much! Always a treat to hear her!
- Marian is a wonderful presenter. She explains things very clearly.
- I didn't expect to learn as much about this topic as I did. I'm glad I attended this webinar.
- I often wondered how to do this. Marian makes it sound so easy. Thank you so much for the wonderful tips and presentation.
- I thought I might skip this one as it didn't seem to apply to me. My folks are gone and my grfolks and I just didn't see how it would help. I am so glad I didn't miss it. It was terrific and so informing on the way to edit the files I do have. thx!
- I've never used audio and honestly did not see the need. I signed up for the webinar because I love Marion's ideas and suggestions. Boy, was I wrong about audio. I can't wait to get started. Such valuable time spent. Thanks to both of you.
- Lots of great material! Marion made it easy to understand. Looking forward to her follow-up one.
- Marian does an excellent job - I've thought about doing some audio recording for genealogy purposes. Now I might have the drive to experiment with it. The possibilities are endless for Family documentation.
- Marian is a great presenter; down-to-earth, engaging, and well informed. It also helps that she has such a breadth of knowledge. Whether it is house histories, all things northeast US, solving genealogical brick walls, or audio recording and sharing, Marian always brings us thorough, strong information in a clear approachable way.
- Now I need to have this. She made it so "doable" and the hand-out is so full of reminders, etc. Excellent!
- Prior to my mother's death, she lost her vision, and sent audio cassettes instead of letters. Preserving these has been a concern of mine, and this webinar has given me several options. I too thought audio recorders were a thing of the past, but now plan to get one before my next road trip.
- Thank you! Thank you! Thank! Marion you have given excellent info. to enrich the genealogy experince for generations to come. Some people aren't excited to look at a bunch of names. Some really like the pictures. Almost everyone loves their loved ones voices, especially when they have passed away.
- Very well organized, always interesting, makes unfamiliar subjects easy to understand.
Marian Pierre-Louis is a genealogical writer and speaker who specializes
in southern New England research (Connecticut, Rhode Island, and
Massachusetts). Born and raised in Connecticut, she has lived in
Massachusetts for almost 20 years. Marian has three generations of
recent family ties to Rhode Island and also links to some very old Rhode
Island lines. As a result, these three states have become the focus of
her research activity. Unlike most genealogists, Marian is spoiled to
spend most of her time working with original records. You will most
often find her researching at a town hall, registry of deeds, probate
court or the local cemetery. Itís a rare day that Marian has to sit in
front of a microfilm reader.
Marian is actively engaged in social
media. You can find her starting conversations on Facebook, Twitter
and Google+. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house
history research, social media, African American research and a broad
range of genealogical topics. She is the author of several blogs
Her website is www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.