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A narrative is an oral or written account of events or experiences. While there is no mainstream research design in family history, narrative inquiry is a research method that uses oral accounts, photos, obituaries, newspaper articles, and other forms of artifacts and contextualization, as units of analysis to research and interpretation to understand the way relatives create meaning in their lives as narratives. The show will share with listeners how to incorporate narrative inquiry to research family history. Dr. Curry will provide examples of narrative inquiry from his award winning book, The Thompson Family: Untold Stories From the Past (1830-1960).
Dr. Curry is a genealogist, educator and author who focuses his genealogical research in eastern Aiken County and western Orangeburg County, South Carolina.
Opening Music: Sweet Mellow Spice by AK Alexander Productions.