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Webinar: Exploring Chinese genealogy on Ancestry

Ancestry Canada invited me to give a webinar on Chinese genealogy on April 21, 2020 on Facebook Live. For those who may have missed it, or for those who had trouble accessing the site, here you are. I can’t think of a better way to kick off Asian Heritage Month.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  1. 5 top tips to get you started
  2. How to use those tips to research the collections in Ancestry (please note you will need access to the Ancestry World Edition, as this presentation focuses on immigration and travel)
  3. Taking the tips and clues you learn to successfully search the free archives at Library and Archives Canada
  4. Researching the records at the NARA Archives of Seattle, WA

Who is this for?

This webinar is for Canadians with Chinese ancestry, and focuses on Chinese immigration records from roughly 1900 to the mid-1940s, when the Chinese Immigration Act (Canada) and the Chinese Exclusion Act (USA) were in effect.

Going forward

If you enjoyed my top tips, download my free checklist of Chinese genealogy resources. I’ve developed this checklist over decades of research, for the unique challenges of Chinese genealogy.

About me

Hi, if we haven’t met before, I’m Linda Yip.

I’m an avid genealogist, 4th generation Chinese Canadian, and member of the Ancestry Canada Advisory Board of Canadian Genealogists. I’m passionate about Canadian genealogy, with an emphasis on Chinese ancestry in Canada.

When I started looking into my own family in the mid-90s, I was such an innocent. I had no idea what I was getting into, or why it seemed… really hard. I have spent untold hours in libraries and archives in BC, AB, SK, and ON. I still remember changing endless stacks of dollar bills into quarters for the photocopiers. One of my favourite pastimes is to visit the Canadiana and WWII sections of used book stores, looking for any mention of the Chinese.

Now I’d like to help you. Please download my checklist, and add yourself to my email list. Come along with me as I explore archives and genealogy.


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