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Re: Workshop on "Resources for Chinese Family History" in SF, March 27/28, 1998


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Posted by Helen Wong (203.109.254.50) on December 28, 2003 at 18:01:57:

In Reply to: Re: Workshop on "Resources for Chinese Family History" in SF, March 27/28, 1998 posted by Barbara Lu-Baltazar on March 05, 1999 at 18:03:31:

: : I'll be doing a workshop on the resources available in English/some Chinese for Chinese Family History Research in San Francisco, CA. with the California Genealogical Society for the annual Family History Fair held Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28, 1998. Preliminary information on the site is the Concourse on Brannan and 8th St. Admission fee unknown at this date. There will be genealogists and other researchers doing other sessions on the various techniques of gathering family history information. The expected audience is about 1200 for the two day conference with approximately fifteen+/- sessions on different aspects of family history research. My specialty area is from the 1840's - 1970's for Chinese from Guangdong province, China. Some topics which I may be covering include:how to translate traditional Chinese gravestones (names, dates, homebase); immigration documents; how the Chinese Exclusion Acts in the U.S. created "paper names" for some families; guidelines on how to conduct a family interview/questionnaire, etc., census, identifying photos; contact relatives in China; visiting your ancestral village; using your research skills, etc. My book, China Connection:Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, 1994/rev.1996, (ISBN 0-9638835-1-8), JWC Low Co. includes composite gravestones and rudimentary translation of dates and standard gravestone information and resources. You may email me at Yonus-low@worldnet.att.net.for book order information. I will post updated information on the Family History Fair as it becomes available on this board.

: I'm interested in getting additional information.

Hullo there, There is some research going on in New Zealand re the people from the Hargee Village, and of Zengshen (Jung san)province. One major question is why did they leave their homes in the late 1800's, and why did they specifically choose New Zealand, and not say Canada, the USA or Australia. Is there any reason that you know off? And what part of Canton do the people that you know of, come from


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