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Workshop: Interviewing and Videotaping Family Relatives

Presented by Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS), Nashville Chapter at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville TN

May 06 2017
Workshop: Interviewing and Videotaping Family Relatives

Come learn techniques for interviewing your family relatives.

Conducting family history and genealogy research involves more than just collecting names. Essential to understanding our families is hearing about the precious family traditions and stories of the past.

Join the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society at its May workshop to learn more about best practices, strategies, and tips for interviewing and recording your family members to preserve these stories. AAHGS Nashville member and documentary filmmaker, Melba Kirk, will lead workshop participants through the process of how to best capture and document oral family histories. Ms. Kirk’s work has been noted for it’s lyrical approach to storytelling and her short films have screened at various venues, including the Sundance Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, PBS’s POV series and on HBO Channels. She holds a BA from Howard University and an MA from Stanford University. She lives and works in Nashville as a producer and real estate agent.

Participants will leave the workshop with specific techniques that can immediately be put into practice to enhance family history research.

Workshops are for AAHGS Nashville members only. You are invited to join the society online, or pay membership at the door on the day of the workshop. Please register to let organizers know you are coming.


Membership to the society can be paid at the door, or online at website.


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Nashville Public Library - Main Library

615 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37219
(Neighborhood: Downtown)


Metro government is modernizing the parking garage adjacent to the Main Library. The project began late June 2016. Approximately 360 spaces will be added, and other improvements will be made to the garage. Seventy-five parking spaces are temporarily closed for the duration of construction. Project completion is expected in spring of 2018.

Due to the temporary parking space decrease and temporary lane closures, please allow extra time when planning to visit during peak hours or for special events.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Braille
    • Wheelchair Access

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