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Writing Your Family Story

Jun 16, 2022

A Writing Workshop with Cynthia Lim Three 90 minute workshops on “Telling Your Story” to help members document and write their family stories. The workshops will be open to 12-15 people with the understanding that they will share writing. The workshops will have short, five-minute writing prompts where participants write without stopping or editing to…

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Preserving Your Past-Podcast

Jun 15, 2022

Do you have several boxes of old photos, slides, videos, and documents you inherited from your parents? How would you feel if you lost them in a fire or flood?  They can’t be easily replaced.  In this podcast, we’ll talk about some tips for protecting and organizing these precious artifacts. In the next 18 minutes,…

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Preserving Your Family Archive

Jun 11, 2022

Everyone has their own family archive. They can be as simple as the photos on your phone or as sprawling as the boxes and boxes of materials spread across your extended family. Join Caitlin Oiye Coon, Densho’s Archives Director, to learn family archive essentials, such as how to decide what to keep, best ways to…

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Are You Ready for the 1950 Census?

Apr 22, 2022 7:00PM

Have you found yourself or family members in the 1950 Census records?  Join us on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 7pm PDT as Marisa Louie Lee will share her findings on the 1950 US Census.  The Chinese American population increased from 77,504 in 1940 to 117,629 in 1950– a time of enormous growth after many…

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Applying Evernote to Chinese Genealogy

Apr 16, 2022 10:00AM

Curious how Linda Yip uses Evernote to manage over 20,000 notes and 40,000 images?  Are you wondering what tools and ideas you can adopt to organize your family history?   Work alongside Linda while she demonstrates the application of Evernote to preserving your family history.  Linda will be demonstrating desktop and laptop applications.  You can work…

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Organizing Chinese Genealogy with Linda Yip

Mar 19, 2022 10:00AM

Are you afraid to close your browser for fear of losing something important? Ever filed something away carefully on your computer in a folder, never to see it again? Is your desktop a mass of random documents you put there so you could find them again? Want to learn a better way of handling the…

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Oral Histories and Storytelling

Feb 26, 2022 10:00AM

Imagine if you could hear the voice of an ancestor who you have been researching.  Interested in documenting an oral history?  Andrew Huber will delve deeper in the process of recording an effective product for submission to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.  This process will help anyone who is interested in conducting an…

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Welcoming the Year of the Tiger with Grace Young

Jan 22, 2022 10:00AM

Preserving Family Recipes and Chinatown Activism On October 23, 2021, Grace Young was named the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals because she has spent her career “in service to enrich the culinary world”.  Grace will share and demonstrate with us how her desire to document her parent’s…

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Lina Lee Talks Jiapus

Jan 03, 2022

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…

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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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