Audio Clips: Are You Recording Your Family’s Stories?

Genealogists have been telling the family’s stories and passing them down to the rising generation for centuries.

Painting: “The Historian” by E. Irving Couse
Painting: “The Historian” by E. Irving Couse, 1902. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

We routinely add illustrations along with the core facts to complete our family history package.

Are you taking it to the next step and adding audio or video recordings to your family history?

Families for years have taken home movies and recordings of weddings, gatherings and interviews with grandma. Importantly, home computer genealogy programs and online family tree sites are making it easy to upload these recordings so that the family can have permanent access to them.

Here is an example.

screenshot of a page on the FamilySearch website showing an audio clip from Elwood Drew
Source: FamilySearch

Click this link to listen to this audio file:

We have core tools like GenealogyBank to help us find the great stories that have been lost to the family for decades – and we also have the technology to make audio and video recordings and preserve them forever.

It’s a Great Day for Genealogy!

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