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Re: Why Oral History Does Matter


I certainly believe oral history does matter !!

It is precisely because of the oral history passed down thru the generations that I have found documentation for the family history and genealogy of my ancestors ... and the communities in which they lived.

In my humble opinion, oral history is the foundation for seeking documentation of family history and genealogical endeavors.

Arlene, I'm honored that you would refer to a previous thread here on AfriGeneas as an example of my useage of oral history in the search for documentation to verify my oral history.

Here is the link for a shameless plug :D of why oral history does matter.

Art Thomas

Arlene wrote:
"This is the very lesson that I believe many of the posters and Heinegg have been trying to convey: do the research and don't just rely on oral histories as that is the work of a true genealogist/family researcher.?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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