Chinese Immigration in the South by Grant Din—free replay of today's webinar now available for limited time

Chinese Immigration in the South

The recording of today's webinar by Grant Din, "Chinese Immigration in the South” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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A little-known part of American history is the Asian immigrants who settled in the South in the 1800s and 1900s. Some were brought to work in agriculture, others established groceries and other businesses. Under Jim Crow segregation, they had different statuses as “Colored” or “White” depending on where they lived and the time.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Chinese Immigrants in the South by Grant Din

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Chinese Immigrants in the South by Grant Din

A little-known part of American history is the Asian immigrants who settled in the South in the 1800s and 1900s. Some were brought to work in agriculture, others established groceries and other businesses. Under Jim Crow segregation, they had different statuses as “Colored” or “White” depending on where they lived and the time.

About the presenter

Grant Din has conducted genealogical research for over thirty years and currently serves on the board of the California Genealogical Society. He served on the staff of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation for eight years and currently volunteers there to manage the Immigrant Voices website with over 220 stories of West Coast immigrants from throughout the world. Grant's interest in genealogy started at a wedding reception in his youth, where a relative showed him a page from a family tree showing he is in the 36th generation of the Gong family (he's also a 24th generation Owyang). He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, an M.A. in public policy analysis from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in sociology with emphasis on urban studies from Yale University, and has traveled throughout the U.S., China, and Japan for his research. Recently, Grant was a part of the research team for The Six, an upcoming film about the Chinese who survived the Titanic. He has over thirty years of experience in the Bay Area non-profit sector and lives with his family in Oakland, CA.

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

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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, Past-Presence.com, 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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Finding Chinese Railroad Worker Files in the U.S.— free replay of Wednesday's webinar by Grant Din now available for limited time

Finding Chinese Railroad Worker Files in the U.S.— free replay of Wednesday's webinar by Grant Din now available for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Grant Din, "Finding Chinese Railroad Worker Files in the U.S.” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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There is little documentation about Chinese railroad workers who built the Transcontinental and many other railroads in the U.S. starting in the 1860s. This webinar will describe some of the materials that do exist and other sources to use to learn more.

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Register for Webinar Wednesday — Finding Chinese Railroad Worker Files in the U.S. by Grant Din

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Finding Chinese Railroad Worker Files in the U.S. by Grant Din

There is little documentation about Chinese railroad workers who built the Transcontinental and many other railroads in the U.S. starting in the 1860s. This webinar will describe some of the materials that do exist and other sources to use to learn more.
 
About the presenter


Grant DinGrant Din has conducted genealogical research for over thirty years and currently serves on the board of the California Genealogical Society. He served on the staff of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation for eight years and currently volunteers there to manage the Immigrant Voices website with over 220 stories of West Coast immigrants from throughout the world. Grant's interest in genealogy started at a wedding reception in his youth, where a relative showed him a page from a family tree showing he is in the 36th generation of the Gong family (he's also a 24th generation Owyang). He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, an M.A. in public policy analysis from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in sociology with emphasis on urban studies from Yale University, and has traveled throughout the U.S., China, and Japan for his research. Recently, Grant was a part of the research team for The Six, an upcoming film about the Chinese who survived the Titanic. He has over thirty years of experience in the Bay Area non-profit sector and lives with his family in Oakland, CA.

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Chinese Genealogy: An Introduction to Jiapu 家譜 (Chinese Genealogy Records) - free webinar by Anthony King now online for limited time

Chinese Genealogy: An Introduction to Jiapu 家譜 (Chinese Genealogy Records) - free webinar by Anthony King now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Anthony King, "Chinese Genealogy: An Introduction to Jiapu 家譜 (Chinese Genealogy Records)" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Because of the Chinese tradition of ancestor veneration, the earliest discovered written records in China included genealogical information. The rich, historical tradition of preserving genealogies in China gives the potential for someone of Chinese ancestry to be able to trace their lineage for over 100 generations, reaching back thousands of years. This presentation includes a brief history of Chinese genealogies, a look at the typical format and content of these records, search methodologies for finding Chinese genealogies (including searching for ancestral villages and exploring the Chinese genealogical collections of FamilySearch, the Shanghai Library, and other institutions), and instruction for reading the lineage and data tables portions these records.

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Finding Genealogical Data in the Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files - free webinar by Trish Hackett Nicola, CG, now online for limited time

Finding Genealogical Data in the Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files - free webinar by Trish Hackett Nicola, CG now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Trish Hackett Nicola, CG, "Finding Genealogical Data in the Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

Chinese genealogical research is challenging. Even the names are confusing—a person could have two or three distinctly different names during his lifetime, and possibly an Americanized version. This webinar will give a brief history of the act, tell where the files are located, and how to access them. Examples of the rich genealogical information found in the files will be given—interrogations, affidavits, photographs, vital records, and more. The Act was in effect for 61 years—1882 to 1943. There are over 5 million Chinese Americans in the U.S. Many with ancestors who arrived in the United States before 1943 may have someone with a Chinese Exclusion Act case file.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 19 minute recording of "Finding Genealogical Data in the Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files" is now available to view in our webinar library for free. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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