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Summer Mini-Course Guide: Interview a Family Member

Tips for Interviewing a family member

Four Tips for an Effective Interview:

  1. Talk about big important subjects
  2. Use open ended questions
  3. Follow up with more questions
  4. Pay attention to your family member (Interviewee)

Tips to Prepare

1. A list of interview questions
2. Recording equipment — often a phone, but pen and paper works too
3 Letter to parents or loved one to explain the project


Family History Interview Questions 


UWM African American Alumni Oral History Interviews

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