Introduction to Oral History

Saturday, September 19, 2015

9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02905

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Sat, 2015-09-19 09:30 - 13:30

Diggin’ Your Roots . . .

The Providence Public Library’s Rhode Island Collection is excited to continue to present a series of genealogy learning events.  With offerings for both the novice and experienced genealogy researcher, these events are designed to encourage you to research your own genealogy and to document your family stories.  You are welcome to sign up for all the workshops or just the ones that interest you. Reservations are required via the website. Please contact Kate Wells at with any questions.

Also, please note that the PPL will be working closely with the Rhode Island Historical Society in 2015 to cross-promote their genealogy events.  Please visit to see the events they have planned or check our the full joint calendar of events!

Introduction to Oral History

This workshop will provide you with introductory training on how to do oral history. You will get training and practice on interviewing techniques, review of several digital audio recording devices and learn how to save and share audio files.   You'll leave prepared to complete your own oral history interviews within your family and community. Comfort level with learning new technology required. 

Instructors:  Kate Wells, Rhode Island Collection Librarian & Tiffany Parisi, Rhode Island Historical Society

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