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# Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Record Relatives' Stories With New, Free iPhone App
Posted by Diane

If you're headed to a family reunion or even just visiting Grandma's house, here's a free app you might consider downloading to your iPhone (let's hope there's an Android version out soon):

The Saving Memories Forever app lets you record family stories, then store them on the Saving Memories Forever website.

The app is free, as is a basic membership on the site. An enhanced site membership (lets you have unlimited "Story Tellers" and "Story Listeners," add photos to stories and more) costs $3.99 per month. You'll find a comparison between the basic and enhanced memberships here.

From the app's Quick Start guide (download it from the Saving Memories Forever website), it looks like the app is designed to record responses to questions, rather than a freeform oral history interview.

If you don't have an iPhone, you can upload audio files from your computer to the Saving Memories Forever website, but they must be mp3 files. Learn more about how the site works here.

Not sure what to ask Grandma? We list 20 questions to ask your family members on FamilyTreeMagazine.com (free article). 

And if your interviewee isn't much of a talker, you'll find our downloadable guide to oral history interviews with reluctant or reticent relatives on ShopFamilyTree.com.


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Genealogy Software | Genealogy Web Sites | Oral History
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 3:43:54 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
Thursday, August 09, 2012 4:08:16 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
I love the idea (and the website)! I wish that Ancestry.com could do the same thing just as easily as it looks like Saving Memories Forever makes it. Instead, they make you jump through numerous hoops just to add audio files in their proprietary format.
Jeff Ford
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