This chapter explores one specific practice oral history and how it can contribute to public history. It focuses on some sources about ordinary people used in family and everyday history. The chapter explores the challenges like shared authority and subjectivity for public historians who are both creators and participants in the projects. Oral history and public history are closely connected through the methodology and the relations with the public. The Oral History Association (OHA) explains that 'Oral History refers both to a method of recording and preserving oral testimony and to the product of that process'. The Church of the Latter Day Saints has one of the most important world collections of genealogical data. Their project is based on reclamation of salvation for their ancestors. Temple University developed the Discovering Community History Project to encourage residents of different neighborhoods in Philadelphia to document their past.