Recording your life story is
really amazingly easy
There are a number of options for recording
your story. You can choose to bring someone you
know to interview (a grandmother, for example),
or you can bring someone to interview you!
Another popular option is to come by yourself
and have one of our university-trained
interviewers help guide you in telling about
your personal history.
You can schedule a time for an interview to
record your story or interview a friend of
relative either by calling (801) 626
8935 and leaving a message. To begin, you
will want to arrange for a one-hour slot--two
hours at the most.
After you make your reservation, just click
memory triggers page for some suggestions of
the kinds of questions we've found helpful to
spark memories and elicit the best, most
memorable life stories. Don't think you have to
have answers to all these questions--no one
could! Some questions will trigger memories for
one person and yet have no particular relevance
for another. Just select a few of these topics
or make a list of your own “possible interview
questions.” We think you’ll find this
pre-interview process an interesting way to
begin thinking about a lifetime of experiences.
You may also find it helpful to look through
family photo albums, since pictures are such a
good way to remind us of important people,
places and past events.
YourStoryWeber is located next to the
library, inside the Union Station, Ogden, Utah.
There is ample free parking available near the
station. When you call to make an appointment,
we'll give you specific directions.
Once you arrive at our studio, one of our
university-trained interviewers will guide you
throughout the interview process, taking care of
making the digital recording of your personal
At the end of our session, you’ll take away a
professional-quality CD ready to share with
friends and relatives. If you’d like to preserve
your life story more permanently you can choose
to have it added to the YourStory archive in the
Special Collections of the Stewart Library,
Weber State University.
Each life story recording session costs $10
per hour and includes a copy of the finished CD.
Because your family, your friends and YOU
deserve to keep these memories alive forever.