Coronavirus update

We’re pleased to welcome pre-booked researchers and volunteers.   Please see details of our new arrangements on our Covid recovery page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

Gloucestershire Family History Society will re-open in September for pre-booked visits.

If you're not able to make it in, have a look at Gloucestershire Heritage Hub 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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