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Acknowledgements vi Foreword vii Introduction: The Value of Telling and Hearing Family Stories Chapter 1 Memory: Steel Trap or Sieve? 21 Chapter 2 Remember the Time: Preparations for the nterviewer 37 Chapter 3 What's So Special About My Life? Preparations for the Teller 45 Chapter 4 Audiotaping Your Interview 53 Chapter 5 Videotaping Your Interview 65 Chapter 6 Unearthing Family Treasure: How to Interview 75 Chapter 7 Preserving the Tapes 91 Chapter 8 Family and Other Uses of the Taped Interview 97 Chapter 9 Excerpts from Some Intervews 113 Chapter 10 Some Suggested Interview Questions 161 Postscript 170 Further Reading 171 Index 173