A jiapu is a family book which can be as simple as a handwritten document from your great grandfather which lists your family lineage. Join Chinese Family History Group member, Gary Kim Leach as he speaks with Lina Lee about the jiapu, known to be sought after as the holy grail. This engaging conversation is an exclusive release for our members. Find other tools to help you with your Chinese and Chinese American family history research at our website https://chinesefamilyhistory.org/
Lina Lee works as an Asia Research Specialist for FamilySearch at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. She previously worked as an interpreter and translator for 15 years before joining FamilySearch. A Utah resident, Lina is an avid Utah Jazz basketball fan. She was born and raised in Malaysia, and is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Malay and English.