Throughout the 20th and 21st century, oral history, or sound recordings of interviews with people, has been an important tool for documenting local history and genealogy. Because of the work completed by family historians, college students, and local history organizations, Frederick County oral history projects have gained national recognition. Learn about the various organizations that have worked together to document the county's story using this method including how these organizations have helped others understand the people of Frederick County. Instruction in oral history best practices and how to apply them to family and community documentary efforts will be covered. Class participants will be able to experience oral history from the perspective of an interviewer, an interviewee, and a public history practitioner.