Thursday, May 2, 2013

Free Genealogy Workshop for Chinese American Research

Family Legacies: Genealogical Resources for Chinese Americans

6 - 7 p.m.  Monday, May 6
At the Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia
18 South 7th Street, Philadelphia

Learn how to verify family stories—from oral tradition to fact. At this FREE genealogy workshop, Jeanie Chooey Low, author of China Connection: Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America, will provide techniques for interviewing family members and deciphering gravestone inscriptions. She will discuss U.S. 20th-century immigration and naturalization case files, how to find and visit ancestral villages, and how to research war and census records. The presentation is for all levels of researchers and will be presented in English.
Low is the child of immigrants and a specialist in Chinese American genealogy and 20th-century immigration and naturalization records. Her interest in family history started several years ago when she realized that the Chinese traditions and language of immigrants were gradually being lost with each succeeding generation of Chinese Americans.
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