Dear Great-Granddad Thomas, Although it’s been over a century since you were born, so much has changed it’s hard to believe. I’m happy with how far society’s come in terms of rights and votes, but I do envy the simplicity of the olden days.
Upcoming fashion designer Stephen Foley chats to London Oral History’s Marése O’Sullivan about following in the footsteps of his ancestors, how he feels to be an Irish immigrant in London and what his plans are for the future.
Else Churchill, Head Genealogist of the Society of Genealogists, tells London Oral History‘s Marése O’Sullivan about what it’s like to tackle case studies, lead the SoG’s education programme and – of course – how the SoG can help oral historians.
Dr. Samuel J. Redman, Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst‘s Department of History and Center for Heritage and Society, speaks exclusively to London Oral History in this Q&A about his role, why it’s important to have a national oral tradition and what his top tips are for maintaining a familial oral history archive.
Dr Myriam Cherti works as a Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and her fields of expertise include irregular migration, migrant integration, diaspora policy and Moroccan migration. She is also the author of Paradoxes of Social Capital: A Multi-Generational Study of Moroccans in London (2008).
Who Do You Think You Are? Live has well and truly kicked off in style for its eighth year. The three-day show is packed with talks, celebrities, and advice from the experts – photo dating, military, DNA testing and more – so you’re bound to expand your genealogical knowledge.
1. Simplify your questions. Make each question as short as possible. This allows your interviewee to really consider it and tell you exactly what you need to know. Even think about how you phrase the question.