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The Journey To Publishing “Mott Street”: a casual conversation

Dec 09, 2023

To quote a wise and renowned Chinese American genealogist, Tony King, genealogy … “It’s about hearts, not charts.” The data—names, dates, places, etc—and charting are the solid groundings of genealogy, but are just the ‘skeleton’ that stories provide the ‘flesh’ to and for in family history. As we close out 2023, we’re taking a closer…

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Researching Your Chinese American WW2 Ancestor: Managing Your Research and Leveraging Unique Resources

Nov 18, 2023

An estimated 18,000 – 20,000 Chinese Americans served during WW2, but researching their wartime and veteran stories presents some unique challenges. In a continuing segment, KB Barcomb’s presentation discusses strategies to leverage the ever-increasing availability of WW2 records and resources to further your research.  Last year, KB Barcomb, a military researcher and social historian, took…

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My Life In China

Sep 30, 2023 1:00PM—4:00PM

A Screening and Conversation with the Director 🎬 Immerse yourself in the remarkable tale of “My Life in China,” a poignant award winning documentary crafted by the filmmaker Kenneth Eng. Through the lens of personal discovery, this film chronicles the journey of one man’s connection to his roots, unveiling a tapestry of memories, struggles, and…

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Veterans Oral History Project: Veteran Interviews

May 19, 2023—May 22, 2023

The Chinese Family History Group (CFHG) is proud to announce its collaboration with the Library of Congress to bring the Veterans History Project to Santa Monica and Alhambra. Andrew Huber (liaison specialist at the Library of Congress), who has presented to the CFHG before, will be actualizing his talk in-person at these interview events! The…

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Members Exclusive: A Visit to the Huntington

Apr 08, 2023

We started off our 2023 year with an unforgettable visit to The Huntington on April 08, 2023! Our paying Members had the opportunity to explore a specially selected, unparalleled collection of rare books, manuscripts, and photographs related to Chinese-American and Chinese in the Diaspora history. They were led by our expert curator, Li-Wei Yang, who…

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World War II Chinese American Unit-Researching Their Stateside Experience

Nov 12, 2022

Military researcher and social historian KB Barcomb will take you through the 14th Service Group, a Chinese American unit. KB Barcomb’s analysis focused on the unit’s lives and formation through their travels before deploying from the United States to the final destination of the China Burma India theater. As you research your family’s stories in…

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10th Anniversary Celebration

Sep 24, 2022

Celebrating Chinese Family History Group’s 10th Anniversary Recordings Thank you for joining us in celebrating our 10 years as a non-profit genealogical organization.  Whether you attended in person or virtually, it was a memorable and interactive event for all.  Here’s a little glimpse of the attendees: NEWSLETTERS

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Getting Started with webtrees

Aug 23, 2022

We hope you enjoyed Doug Joe’s very informative presentation on the webtrees tool on July 9th. (Login to view the recording) As announced at the webinar, Doug generously offered two Chinese Family History Group members exclusive follow-up events. The first is a one-on-one sessions with users to begin exploring webtrees capabilities. Many of our members…

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Creating and Hosting a Family Tree Using webtrees ™ 

Jul 09, 2022

Have you been collecting the names of your ancestors and looking for a family tree program?  Doug Joe has a solution for you. Join us Saturday, July 9th at 10 AM PT as Doug shares the why and how he uses webtrees – an open-source online genealogy program that is not only private and can…

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Reflections on National Genealogical Society’s Annual Convention

Jun 17, 2022

Several board members attended the National Genealogical Society’s National Convention in Sacramento in May 2022.  The conference was our first venture outside of our southern California roots, and we realized our group’s impact on the Genealogy world.  There are a few other organizations, but we are the leading group on Chinese family history.  Thanks to Michelle Jong,…

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