|Shichi Go San|
Are you a Nikkei who is ready to document your family history? Do you want to find those WRA camp files, Enemy Alien files or other records from WWII? Do you wonder if Obāchan was a picture bride? Or if Ojīchan was arrested and sent to a Department of Justice camp? Are you a genealogist who wants to know about different record groups? Or are you helping a Japanese American friend with their genealogy? Come learn how to find your Japanese roots.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
California Genealogical Society and Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612
$30 for non-members (non-refundable)
Free for CGS members
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|Lordsburg, New Mexico|
Part I of the three-hour seminar will be a brief overview of Japanese culture, history and language as it pertains to family history. Records available through the National Archives, USCIS, Ancestry.com, and FamilySearch.org will be covered.
- the early political climate in the U.S. and laws of the time
- internment camps
- post WWII experiences, repatriation, resettlement, and redress
The second half of the seminar will focus on documenting your ancestors in Japan, from using the information in the American records to finding your koseki, understanding ohaka and kakocho, plus visiting relatives, cemeteries and temples.
This seminar is suitable for all levels of research experience.
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