Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS INTEREST GROUPS - Chinese Family History Group of SoCal

Chinese Family History Group of SoCal

Meets: 4th Saturday of most months (check calendar)
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Contact: for more information or visit

Meeting Locations:

Southern California Genealogy Society building 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504 (SCGS Library)
The Chinese American Citizen's Alliance (C.A.C.A.), 415 Bamboo Lane, in Chinatown, Los Angeles
Alhambra Public Library, 101 1st St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Chinese American Museum (CAM), 425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Chinese Family History Group of SoCal meets to help anyone on a quest to trace his or her Chinese-American ancestors. While they work on their individual research, they also gather information and resources particular to those working on their Chinese family histories. In addition to assessing traditional genealogical sources of information for relevance, the Chinese Family History Group of SoCal group are looking at sources of information particular to their roots, such as backgrounds on family surnames, maps of common ancestral areas, Exclusion Act records, specific questions for oral interviews based on specific historical research, and local sources of information as yet untapped.

Meeting Dates & Locations:
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January 27, 2018 - 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.:
Chinese Diaspora from China
(Dr. Judy T. Wu, UC Irvine)

February 17- 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.:
Roots + Esperience-Chinese New Year Foods and Symbolism (CNY is 02/16)
(Shirley Chu Ng and Ann Gee)

March 24 - 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.:
Introducing Your Ancestors to Future Generations: Writing Workshop
(Patti Dung)

April 28 - 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.:
Western State & Calgary Road Trip
(Eugene Moy)

May 19 - 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.:
FamilySearch Database and 1pm Research on Chinese in Hawaii
(Tony King)

June 23 - 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.:
Roots + Experience
(Shirely Chu-Ng and Anna Gee)

August 25, 2018
September 22, 2018
October 27, 2018
November 24, 2018
December 22, 2018

Meetings will cover tools and background helpful for the search of Chinese and Chinese American ancestors, with time allocated during most meetings to cover individual questions. If you are attending for the first time, you may wish to notify the group of any special research issues you may have.

Please contact - use subject heading "New Inquiry.".

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