The American French Genealogy Society is hosting a free participatory workshop on interviewing skills, conducted by Personal Historian Marjorie Turner Hollman. The event will be held at the AFGS Franco-American Heritage Center, 78 Earle St., Woonsocket, on Sunday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m.

Attendees will get hands-on experience interviewing and being interviewed. Gathering oral histories is a valuable contribution to saving and sharing the stories of our lives. Recording persons who have lived the story is an important piece of the puzzle in preserving our history and making it accessible for future generations.

Marjorie Turner Hollman has helped produce and edit personal histories and has conducted numerous interviews for the Library of Congress Veterans Oral History project. A freelance writer the past 20 years, she has been published in local, regional, national, and international publications, and was the New England Chair of the Association of Personal Historians from 2012-2016.

Seating for this workshop is limited. Reservations may be made online only by visiting the following website .

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