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Contributions from volunteers form a major source of Them Days’ oral archives and reading material in the magazine.

We want to hear stories from all the communities in Labrador, so no matter where you live, you can help out.  If you’ve got a great Labrador story to tell – or maybe somebody you know does – and you want to get it published in Them Days, chances are we’d love to hear it.  Them Days also occasionally publishes poetry related to Labrador history.

Contact Aimee Chaulk, editor, for more information, or a little bit of guidance if you don’t know where to begin.

What do I need to do if I want to contribute to Them Days?

Perhaps your parents or grandparents have great stories to tell. You want to get their histories recorded for family purposes, and you’re interested in getting their stories in Them Days as well. What do you need to know?

First of all, start off with the basics. It might sound silly, but do you know for certain when and where they were born?  Don’t be afraid to ask questions, even if you think you already know the answer. Future generations may not, and information will be precious to them.

If you want to have it considered for publishing in Them Days, try finding related photographs and get permission from the owner. If you don’t have a photo, that’s okay too – but as they say, a picture is worth 1000 words!

If you need any more help, try reading these links for more advice:

50 Questions for Family History Interviews
12 Tips for a better oral history or folklore interview

How to make a folklore video

Whether you do it for your personal scrapbook or for Them Days, looking into your family history is always an enriching experience! Good luck!

Interested contributors should read our Style Sheet for contributors.