In completing your oral history assignment the following books maybe be useful in providing "how to" information:
Handbook of Oral History. 2006. D16.14 .H36 2006. Hayden Stacks, Hayden Arizona, West Stacks
These titles should be helpful as you plan and write your family narrative:
Writing the Family Narrative. 1987. CS14 .G68 1987 Poly Stacks
For All Time : a Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History. 1996. CS16 .K45 1996. Hayden Stacks, Poly Stacks.
Producing a Quality Family History. CS16 .H36 1996. Poly Stacks.
You Can Write Your Family History. 2008. CS16 .C375 2008 Poly Stacks.
Researching Life Stories and Family Histories. 2000. CS16 .M56x West Stacks.
The following books represent a mix of reference sources and other titles that will assist you in doing genealogical research.
Professional Genealogy: a Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians. 2001. CS9 .P76 2001 Poly Stacks
The Source: a Guidebook to American Genealogy. 3rd ed., 2006. CS49 .S65 2006 Poly Reference, Poly Stacks
American Census Handbook. 2001 CS49 .K4 2001 Hayden Documents Reference, Hayden Reference, West Reference
BCG Genealogical Standards Manual. 2000. CS8.5 .B38 2000. Poly Reserve 3-Day
Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. 2007 D5 .M55 2007 Poly Reference
Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America. 11th ed., 2006 CS47 .H36 2006 Poly Reference
Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy. 3rd. ed. 2000. CS47 .G79 2000. Poly Reference
A Dictionary of English Surnames. Rev. 3rd ed., 1997. CS2505 .R39 1997 Law English Legal History
A Dictionary of English Surnames. 3rd. ed., 1991. CS2505 .R39 1991eb Online
A Dictionary of Surnames. 1988. CS2385 .H27 1988 Hayden Stacks
A Dictionary of Surnames. 1988. CS2385 .H27 1988b Hayden Reference
Jewish Given Names and Family Names: a New Bibliography. 2001. CS3010 .S56 2001 Poly Stacks. Also Online
Oxford Guide to Heraldry. CR492 .W66 1988 Hayden Stacks, West Stacks.
Librarian's Genealogy Notebook. 1998. CS9 .M66 1998 West Stacks
Emigration From the United Kingdom to America 2v. E184 .B7 E45 1006 West Stacks
These are a few of the sources for locating vital records such as birth, death & marriage records; census records and military, court or land records. Governmental agencies & departments are an excellent source of genealogical data.