from George G. MorganÂ
Take every opportunity to build relationships with all of your relatives, no matter how distant. Telephone calls can be opportunities to obtain information about the family. When talking to a relative on the phone, ask him or her if you can ask a question or two about family. Be prepared to take notes. Don’t overdo this interview.
After the call, flesh out your notes to form a narrative and type it into a document or into your genealogy database. Be sure to note the name of the person from whom the information came and the date of the interview for your source citation.
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