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Coronavirus update

Gloucestershire Heritage Hub is closed until further notice. This includes Gloucestershire Archives, Gloucestershire Family History Society, and Gloucestershire Registration copy certificates service.

Every effort will be made to continue offering essential services such as access to records for legal reasons.  We look forward to welcoming back our customers, volunteers, partners and friends in due course.

Have a look at our "Lockdown resources and activities" page for ideas and links to help you #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.

Oral reminiscence help sheets

One activity that households self-isolating together could do together is to chat to each other about their memories.

Our memories are unique. Even if a group of us have witnessed the same event, all of us will remember it in a different way.

Sharing memories across generations is a particularly powerful way of both inspiring younger people, and confirming to the elderly that their lives have value and are important.

On this page you will find some downloadable help sheets with all the information you need to get you started.

1. Developing an oral history project

2. Preparing for an oral history interview

3. Legal and ethical issues to consider

4. Carrying out a successful interview

5. Keeping oral history recordings safe

6. Sharing oral history recordings

7. Sources of information and advice

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