Research Guide to Chinese Genealogy

"Research Guide to Chinese Genealogy" is interwoven with two types of resources: academic and non-academic.

The academic category emphasizes methodology and information literacy training to government databases, library catalogues, scholarly literature, and electronic sources on Internet. Ultimately, you will have acquired the research tools and skills to locate public records and related materials on Chinese genealogy.

The non-academic category provides a hands-on approach with step-by-step demonstrations such as research cases, various cross-reference tables such as Chinese surnames, tombstone inscriptions, Chinese data system, famiy relationship, keyword search terms, and the international Chinese benevolent associations established outside of China to help you search for your Chinese lineage.

The Perfect Bound and Coil Bound editions are sold out, however the ebook (2nd Edition) is available in PDF format.
Pages: 134 in black & white or colour, illustrations, appendix

2nd Edition

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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

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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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