My sister came with a box of old tapes and we found our grandparents talking on them! and our parents and Uncle Fred ....and some of it was chat about the family, among a lot of music and other stuff.
We couldn't quite hear it as these tapes are from the 1960s and faded, but are actually still playable. Tantalising to hear someone say 'when did he emigrate?' on one. My sister has taken them to get CDs made and to be made clearer.
So there may actually be info on there!
However, very strange to hear their voices after so long. I wanted to know if my grandfather sounded Irish - Gran was, but although he was born in Dublin, his parents were Scots.
He did sound Irish, but not as strongly as she did!
It also told me a lot about their relationship as they talked.
A little like being allowed to listen through time, to the people in the next room. Weird but not upsetting.