Record Family History

Record Family History is all about helping you get your family history records and stories in order, to best be able to leave a legacy for your children, grandchildren and extended family. Are you the family's keeper? Make sure it's passed on in a way that doesn't overwhelm those who take over.

Why is Oral History important?

Keith looking back at the snowy mountains

Why is oral history important? It is an efficient way to record a person's story in an interactive situation and prepare it to be shared.

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Scan 12x12 Albums

12x12 Photo Albums

How do you Scan 12x12 Albums? Most home scanners don't permit scanning of a 12x12 page. 2 scans can be merged but is time-consuming and lesser quality.

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Oral History Interview

Woman talking on phone

What do you get when you pay for an oral history interview? Audio file, transcript and USB (Thumb drive).

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BICA Boys group, arrived July 4th 1930

BICA boys group departing from Liverpool, June 1930

My father, William Bert Weare, was a BICA boy, arriving in Quebec July 4th 1930, in a party of 15. Unfortunately, he didn't do well in Canada and returned

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Jim Waddell Entertainer

Canadian Legion Song Sheet undated

Jim Waddell entertainer - he was a natural. Playing piano, singing songs, reciting poetry and telling jokes were some of the ways he entertained others.

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