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Preserve Your Family History

photo-of-video-kitA Family History Video Kit is now available to check out so that library users can easily collect and digitize family history, stories, photos, and more, using their home computers.

The unique kit fits in a small shoulder bags and includes:   a one-button, easy to use digital video Flip cam, instructions for its use with a computer's USB port,  and a copy of The Oral History Workshop: Collect & Celebrate the Life Stories of Your Family & Friends by Cynthia Hart.

The book offers great starter questions to ask your relatives in order to get the conversation going, like "What were some of the best times for your family?" and "What one memorable person, experience, or thing opened up a new world for you?" and even, "What are some of your family's superstitions or quirks?"

Users must be 18 and over and users must sign a use contract in order to borrow the kits. The kits can be checked out for three weeks at a time. For more info call the library at 457-0310, stop and ask at the check out desk or check the library catalog.