Family History Project

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Program Type:

Genealogy, Local History

Age Group:

Adults, Adults 55+
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Program Description

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The Family History Project is an opportunity for family members to interview each other and learn about their family's history and what Yonkers used to be like. The audio recordings will be preserved collectively on the YPL digital archive. Participants can share photographs, which will be digitzed and uploaded with their oral history interviews. They will recieve copies of their oral history interviews and digitized photographs  

Folders will be provided to all participants of this project at the Reference Desk. The folders contain: a script and questions for the oral history interview; instructions on reserving the audio recording booth in the Creative Studio and using voice recording apps; and a consent form that gives YPL permission to post the oral history interview and photographs on the YPL digital archive. The script and questions and consent forms are available in Spanish.

Dr. Benjamin Zender can answer questions about the Family History Project at the Riverfront Library.