For the City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Those wishing to capture and preserve their family’s legacy will have an opportunity to learn how at Mid-State’s upcoming Speaker Series presentation, “Capturing Voices Before They Are Gone: Your Family Members in Their Own Words.”
The presentation takes place Tuesday, April 24, at 6:00 p.m. on the College’s Wisconsin Rapids campus, with live Telepresence videoconferencing available at Mid-State’s other locations in Adams, Marshfield and Stevens Point.
Attendees will learn about techniques for recording and transcribing interviews with aging family members, including how to ask open-ended questions and follow-up questions, put people at ease with a recording in progress, transcribe an interview and preserve the recording in perpetuity for descendants to enjoy.
The session is part of an ongoing series bringing Mid-State’s expertise on topics currently relevant to the community. There is no need to register to attend this or any presentation in Mid-State’s Speaker Series, and all sessions are free and open to the public. Find information about this and other upcoming topics at www.mstc.edu/speaker-series. Participants may also be interested in a basic genealogy research class to be offered through Mid-State continuing education during May. More information can be found atwww.mstc.edu/continuinged.