Looking for a way to preserve your family stories? Why not give StoryCorps a try. According to their website, “StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.”
StoryCorps travels the country setting up recording booths for you and a loved-one to record an interview. The sessions are 40 minutes in which a facilitator guides you through the interview process. At the end of the session, you receive a free CD with the recorded interview, and a copy is archived at the Library of Congress.
You do need a reservation to participate; for a listing of upcoming locations and dates, visit the Record Your Story page at their website.
For additional information, and answers to your questions, head to their Frequently Asked Questions page.