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09 September 2010

Chinese American Family History Conference

Sunday, October 10, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.)

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street
Oakland Chinatown

Learn about how to research your Chinese family ancestry and history at this informative and interactive all day conference. Speakers will include staff from the In the Search of Roots program, National Archives San Francisco and the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. Three CGS members are part of the planning committee for the event: Christine DeVillier, Douglas Joe and Kay Speaks. Christine and Kay are two of the scheduled speakers.

Workshop Topics include:
  • Why work on learning about family history?
  • How do I start my family history project? An introduction to Chinese surnames.
  • Why did our ancestors migrate within and beyond China?
  • How do I research family documents from the National Archives?
  • What are some good research techniques to use to learn about my family and roots?
  • Fascinating case studies showing use of many different research methods and technology.
  • Journeys to the Motherland: What can I expect if I go to China? Who can help me get there?

Registration is $25 online and includes a box lunch. There is a reduced fee of $15 for students with current ID.

For more infomation, email [email protected] or call (510) 637-0463.

The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) was founded in 1984 by a coalition of volunteers who recognized the need for a strong artistic and cultural force in the Chinatown area. Since opening its own facility in 1996 in the heart of Oakland's Chinatown district, the OACC has presented countless high quality cultural programs including performances, workshops, festivals, school tours, classes, and exhibitions.

Copyright © 2010 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


Anonymous said...

This conference is for those who are new to Chinese genealogy research, as well those with no or little Chinese language skills. There are still ways to research your Chinese family history if you are language challenged. Many of us are! The intermediate and advanced researcher will also gain from attending this conference. There will be time for sharing your information during the lunch break. If you have wanted to learn more about your Chinese American family history, this is your opportunity to learn, make contact with other researcher with similar goals and possibly village location. Kay Speaks, Chinese researcher and presenter.