How It Works

We will tailor our process to meet you, but this is what you can expect:

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We meet in person to get comfortable with each other, build a warm relationship, and explain what to expect during the interview.

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We consult with wider family and do background research on the interviewee’s life.  We create personalised, thoughtful questions for each interview to draw out your stories.

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We have 1-3 interview sessions, depending which service you choose. The interview is usually done in your home. It’s normal to feel a bit nervous but afterwards people say how much they enjoyed it, and some people find it quite therapeutic.

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Your audio or video recordings are professionally polished and delivered on a USB stick in a presentation box. You can get a full printed (or digital) transcription of the interview.

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If you have chosen a photo and story book, you supply the photos for us to scan and prepare. We extract anecdotes and stories from your interview to include and put together in a beautiful presentation book. You will be consulted about what is included in the book and will have a proof copy to check before the finals are printed.

Still have questions?

A life history interview is the greatest gift you can give future generations.