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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Finding the records for “impossible” genealogy: lessons learned from a Chinese genealogist by Linda Yip


Even now, genealogy for underrepresented populations can be considered “impossible.” In this talk you’ll learn which populations are considered so, why that is, and techniques for expanding your genealogical skills. I use Chinese genealogy but the lessons are applicable for all underrepresented genealogical groups.

About the presenter

Linda Yip is an author, researcher, and storyteller who has been invited to speak at businesses and non-profits, colleges and historical societies in Canada and the United States. In 2023, she attended the Senate Commemoration of the Centenary of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Ottawa, the opening of the national Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver, and appeared on a panel discussion hosted by the Chinese American Museum (D.C.) and Ancestry. She’s been featured in film, print, radio, and television. She is an entrepreneur with two businesses: THE ADMIN GAP®, creating process solutions for growing businesses; and as a professional genealogist and expert in Chinese Canadian genealogy. She is a member of the Ancestry® Advisory Board of Canadian Genealogists and the Association of Professional Genealogists. Her Level One study of Canada’s first documented Chinese family has been approved by the International Commission for the Accreditation for Professional Genealogists. Her blog,, has become a trusted resource with a readership of over 260,000 people worldwide. She is the author of Getting Started in Chinese Genealogy: a family historian’s guide (even if you don’t speak or read Chinese). Linda is a fourth-generation Chinese Canadian descended from the Yip Sang (葉生) family of Vancouver. Yip Sang built the Wing Sang Company, now the home of the Chinese Canadian Museum.

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Can't make it to the live event?

No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at:

  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
  • 5pm Pacific

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Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  6. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


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