First Families, First Stories: Research Workshops

On May 7th, 10th, and 14th is holding various workshops at locations in Vancouver. The workshops are designed to help you search and discover, write a historical narrative and learn about Asian heritage.

It all takes part during Vancouver Asian Heritage. Visit explorASIAN to find out more…

Research Guide to Chinese Genealogy

research guide to chinese genealogy

Be sure to check out the Research Guide to Chinese Genealogy: 2nd edition. This workbook will show you the hands-on approach and where to look for Chinese family history with minimum Chinese language skills.



Chinese Genealogy

Many researches focus on using either Chinese or English language resources. Here are some of the important information you will need before you begin your family research project that helps you trace your root to China:

-Birth, death, marriage records - showing parents (surnames, birth place)

-Head Tax information

-Census records, Military record, Land Registry, etc ... in English

-Correspondences, photos, school records, church affiliation

-Family registry/records (Jia Pu or Zu Pu), Clan Association

Contact us for consultation to your research project or a virtual tutorial to Chinese genealogy workshop.

About the Author


Currently residing in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada

Received Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies with focus in Chinese History and Language from the University of British Columbia

Co-authored the anthology "Eating Stories: A Chinese Canadian Aboriginal Potluck" by CCHSBC - Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia

Served as a CCHSBC Board member (2008 & 2009)

Consulted as Chinese genealogy researcher to " Ancestors in the Attic " / Chinese Connection

Author of her family line

Contributed to the article "Dimensions of Responsive Multicultural Library Services at the University of British Columbia: Successes and Challenges" - A conference paper for the IFLA satellite meeting in Vancouver, B.C., Canada August 5-7, 2008

Involved in Vancouver Public Library Chinese Genealogy project


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