2019 Chinese American Genealogy Conference: "Where Are You Really From?"

Sat, Jun 8th 2019 at 9:00 AM EST · By THINK!CHINATOWN (CREATE in Chinatown, Inc.)
Date & Time
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 at 9:00 AM EST
Sun, Jun 9th 2019 at 4:00 PM EST
CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies
25 W 43rd St, 18th Floor
New York NY, 10036
Event Details

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 (9:00AM TO 5PM)
SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 (9:00AM TO 4PM)

Join AAARI-CUNY and Think!Chinatown for the 2019 Chinese American Genealogy Conference in New York City.

Learn how to find and preserve your family’s history. Whether you’re just getting started or are a pro, get tools and methodologies to discover your family roots and journey. This two-day series of in-depth workshops, presentations, case studies and one-on-one consultations with expert practitioners of Chinese genealogy in America will inspire and teach you how to find out “where you’re really from”:

  • Where did my Chinese ancestors come from and why did they come?

  • How do I start creating a family tree?

  • Where can I get my family’s U.S. immigration files and other government records?

  • What are Chinese clan genealogy books and where can I find mine?

  • How can I do research if I am not Chinese-literate?

DAY 1 — Saturday, June 8, 2019 (9:00AM to 5PM)

Chinese American Genealogy Basics

  • Introduction to Chinese Genealogy Research

  • Discovering Chinese Family History in Personal Documents and Non-Traditional Sources

  • Tips for Conducting Online Chinese Genealogy Research

  • and more!

DAY 2 — Sunday, June 9, 2019 (9:00AM to 4PM)

Chinese American Genealogy Next Steps

  • Finding and Interpreting Chinese Genealogy Books

  • Principles of Chinese Naming Conventions

  • Using Special Archives and Rare Special Collections for Family History Research

  • Planning a Genealogy Research Trip in China

  • and more!

NOTE: Workshops are generally geared towards descendants of immigrants with roots in southern China, but the principles and approaches are applicable to all.

Inquiries: genealogy@thinkchinatown.org

Full event page: https://thinkchinatown.org/genealogy

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