Finding True Connections

Finding True Connections

How to Learn and Write About a Family Member's History

Our individual memories define us. Our tribal memories unite us. Emotional Inheritance works with psychologists, writers and historians to provide a premium interview and life story production service. Now, Finding True Connections clearly and simply sets out how you can undertake this process yourself, without an external interviewer. Designed as a series of double-page spreads, on the left-hand page is a prompt question, while opposite are notes on how to gain the most meaningful answers, to do yourself or to discover more about a family member.


This detailed, hands-on manual provides comprehensive guidance and instruction, from getting started to the end result.  Using the latest best-practise techniques and know-how, and divided into structured sections, it provides you with the 100 most important questions to ask as well as additional context and cues for each question - what to look for and what traps to avoid.  Supplementary and follow-up questions are also suggested.


By following the proven approach in this book, you will get the heart of the person being interviewed - show what they really like, and share what they've seen and done, revealing their unique thoughts and beliefs in a format that can be passed on to their friends and relatives.


Written in a warm and supportive way, this invaluable reference is designed to be kept with you during the interview process alongside your audio recorder or notebook.


Our individual memories define us.  Our tribal memories unite us. If these are missing, parts of us are missing too.  This book will help you to safely ensure that your family's memories do not slip away.


Gareth St John Thomas is the founder of Exisle Publishing, an independent publishing house that, for over 25 years, has published books on history, better living, psychology, family, ageing and health. Emotional Inheritance is a division of Exisle Publishing.

Finding True Connections
Exisle Publishing
Author: Gareth St John Thomas
ISBN: 9781925820157
RRP: $39.99



Review: What a great concept! In a digital age, where life is captured by image, 'Finding True Connections' allows you to capture the memories of your parents and grandparents before digital imprints started.  Who doesn't love a good story, wouldn't it be sad to lose some of the memories.  This book is the perfect gift to yourself and aging loved ones, capturing their memories and investing time and interest to the can do generation.