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Interviewing, capturing stories through video is 'a chance to share their hearts,' RootsTech speaker says



When a friend or relative recounts a funny story or reflects on a challenging time, he or she may have deep, hearty laughter, or they may sound like someone who has a sense of doubt. When this friend or relative talks about these experiences, the corners of his or her mouth could crease into a smile or the visible sign of regret.

Video clips are a great way to capture memories because they visually display the emotions of stories from people’s lives, Tom Taylor, the founder of Pictures and Stories, said during a Friday afternoon RootsTech session at the family history and technology conference. He shared some tips for successfully interviewing and capturing stories in video format.