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Ed Gor-Honoring Those Who Served, Member Exclusive Podcast

Nov 08, 2021

Over 22,000 Chinese Americans served in World War II, one out of five of the total population, during an era in which the Chinese Exclusion Act was still in effect.   Join Chinese Family History Group member, Gary Kim Leach as he speaks with Ed Gor, past National President of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, about…

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Veterans History Project

Nov 06, 2021 10:00AM

Do you have a veteran in your family?  Do you know someone who has a veteran in their family?  Do you want suggestions on how to conduct an oral interview? How can I preserve documents, letters and photos? Since 2000, the Library of Congress has been mandated to collect and preserve the uncensored stories of…

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Member Event-Breaking Down the Tower of Babel

Oct 16, 2021

In this “Digging Deeper series” chat, Patrick will take some of his previous talk material from “Why Can’t I Understand Auntie?” and take a more applied look at the confusing collection of “dialect” diversity by facilitating a guided conversation around identity, names, and what one will encounter in documentation as one continues down the road…

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Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese American Inclusion

Jul 24, 2021

Based on primary source materials from the Hong Family Papers at The Huntington, “Y.C. Hong: Advocate for Chinese American Inclusion” introduces You Chung “Y.C.” Hong (1898 – 1977), one of the first Chinese American immigration attorneys in California. The collection contains over 7,600 immigration case files created during and after the Chinese Exclusion era. The…

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Member Event – Digging Deeper

Jun 26, 2021

Michael Ho began with a short segment especially designed for our donors and members about Chinese names. He answered questions from viewers and offered behind-the-scenes stories from the original webinar. Michael Ho is the immediate past President of the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California. He has been researching his family heritage for almost…

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Member Event – Digging Deeper

Jun 12, 2021

Bo-Gay Salvador and Brian Yee shared their personal experiences in genealogy research in this session especially designed for our donors and members. They answered questions from viewers and shared behind-the-scenes stories involved in the original webinar. Bo-Gay Tong Salvador is our first chairperson and founding member of the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California…

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Researching the World of Chinese Documents

May 22, 2021

Many involved in Chinese genealogy research are familiar with the Chinese jiapu/zupu and perhaps local gazetteers. Tony King addressed both of these critical tools and also provided an introduction into the rich world of documents and resource materials that originated in China. These include marriage agreements, property records, residential registrations, census records, examination rosters, and…

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Sweeping for Clues

Apr 24, 2021

Qīngmíng (also known as “Tomb-sweeping Day”) 2021 occurred on April 4th; it’s a “festival” when many ethnic Hàn Chinese families return to the gravesites of their ancestors to pay their respects. Patrick Chew delved into the history and background of the festival, examined the potential treasure trove of family history information to be found at…

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