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Oral History as Discovery Research

  • Vermont Genealogy Library 377 Hegeman Avenue Colchester, VT, 05446 United States (map)

Oral history is a research method that can be used to explore the fabric of everyday experience, past or present. Want to know what life on a farm was like in the 1940s? An older farmer can tell you. He or she can also describe the complex changes that led us from then to now.

Gregory Sharrow of the Vermont Folklife Center explores the richness and the significance of oral history as a documentary research method, illustrated with excerpts from his field recordings, featuring remarkable people and memorable stories. If you have considered adding oral histories to your genealogical research then please join us on November 12th.

This talk is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. It is free and open to the public.