Now's the time to interview
Take advantage of Holiday gatherings
With so many family parties and celebrations in November and December, there's no better time to interview family members - especially aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Even long-time family friends may be the ones to give you the answer to that burning question you have or add a different perspective to family stories.
Interviews can be formal or informal; they can be one-on-one or in a group. You can even get everyone talking by playing one of many games such as Pando the Family History Game. Whatever your approach, be sure to capture what is said by recording the conversation(s).
For a good overview of how to prepare, what questions to ask, and a comparison chart of the pros and cons of recording equipment, go to this Family Search wiki page.
But remember, the most important aspect of interviewing is to do it this year. Don't let your family stories slip away.