Family Ties 2.0 – A Virtual Workshop

Aug 28, 2021


In collaboration with the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles, the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California will host our first virtual workshop. The topics will cover the most requested research challenges and will be presented by highly knowledgeable and respected speakers.  

Marisa Louie Lee will be presenting Navigating NARA Plus. She will uncover information and data contained at the National Archives that is not often discussed. Marisa will share with you the best ways to achieve optimal results through navigating the sometimes daunting online databases.

John Wong will be presenting Identifying and Locating Your Ancestral Village. Using the myriad of clues provided by our members, John will share the processes of how he identified their ancestral village through database searches. You will be shown how to avoid common pitfalls and how to best identify your correct village and location.

Finally, the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles will give a special presentation, Sharing Stories, Building Community. With our organizations’ common bond of showcasing family history, you will be fascinated with this look at how your stories can be translated through an artistic lens.

Due to the overwhelming demand from our previous workshop, we will be offering translation services. Do you have a tombstone or personal papers written in Chinese? Have you wondered what family history information it can reveal? We have a special group of volunteers available to help you. If your requested document or photograph is accepted for translation, we will set up an appointment to review the results with you. Document requirements are posted below.

Please note, a recording of the workshop will be made available only to registrants.