Media & Events

Here’s my running list of appearances, spanning the gamut from TV and radio to print and virtual. Below is my list of ongoing learning, from SLIG to webinars.

Events

2021

Feb 2021 – TBA, Toronto Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

2020

Linda Yip, Speaker, BC Genealogical Society, 14 Oct 2020

14 Oct 2020 – Introduction to Using Evernote for Genealogy, British Columbia Genealogical Society.

Linda Yip, Keynote Speaker, SK Genealogical Society and Moose Jaw Branch, 19 Sep 2020

19 Sep 2020: Keynote, Saskatchewan Genealogy Society and Moose Jaw Genealogical Society. Free with registration. TITLES: Morning session: BEYOND BMDs and the censuses part 1 – Searching for your family in SK directories. Afternoon session: BEYOND BMDs and the census part 2 – Searching for your family in SK newspapers. DESCRIPTION: Have you ever been baffled or overwhelmed by newspapers and directories? Other than entering a name, how else do you search? Do you feel like you’re missing out on what others seem to be finding? How do you figure out what you need to know before you go searching? We’re going to talk about directories and newspapers from the basics to combining search techniques for building a case study. I’ll show you where to look and where not to bother, and I’ll provide a handout of resources for you to take home. This is for you if you’re fairly new to genealogy and don’t know where to go “next”, or if it’s been a while since you last looked at directories and newspapers. I’m also going to show you a trick for searching the Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online.

27 Aug 2020: Ask an Expert with Genealogist Linda Yip. Ancestry Canada on Facebook. Free. The session will be going live for Q&A, and will be recorded for viewing after the fact. You will need a Facebook account to see this event.

1 Jul 2020: CBC Radio Vancouver’s On the Coast with host Margaret Gallagher sitting in for Gloria Macarenko. Celebrating Canada’s 153rd birthday with reflections on the lesser-known Canadian pioneers: Linda Yip talks about her great-grandfather Yip Sang.

26 Jun 2020: OMNI Television. Yip Sang and using Ancestry for genealogy. On Facebook (you’ll need an account) in Cantonese and in Mandarin. Interesting note: these are two completely different segments.

26 June 2020: Ancestry Canada Blog. Yip Sang the patriarch – Reflections on a true Canadian pioneer. Article exploring Yip Sang’s life and impact on the development of Canada.

26 June 2020: Article, Sing Tao Daily, “不能遺忘:華裔先僑歷史 追根溯源:每個家族的故事” (Unforgettable: Tracing the roots of the history of Chinese-American pioneers: the stories of each family). Yip Sang and the history of the Chinese in Vancouver, BC. The link takes you to the Sing Tao article in Chinese. If you don’t read Chinese (and I don’t), here’s my quick How To blog on getting a translation with Google Chrome.

7 May 2020: Chinese Genealogy 101 Coffee Chats via Zoom, British Columbia Genealogy Society. Starting in May, I will be hosting monthly coffee chats about Chinese genealogy for the BC Genealogical Society on the first Thursdays of the month. We’re in a strange new world of not being able to meet up in person but we’re able to meet up with online platforms like Zoom, and I am grateful.

5 May 2020: War against the Nazis ended 75 years ago this week, The Toronto Sun. Liz Braun asks me about the story of great-aunt Lily and her super-secret job WWII at the Boeing assembly plant on Sea Island, Vancouver, BC.

22 Apr 2020: Article: The Chrysalis: The Early Life of Susanne Gim Ling Yip Sang. I take the documents found in my webinar for Ancestry.ca and put them together into a working theory of her life as a young woman who started off wanting to be a teacher in Vancouver in 1917, and what may have motivated her to pursue her career in Guangdong, China instead.

21 April 2020: Webinar: Finding Susan: Exploring Chinese genealogy with Ancestry.ca, Webinar event, hosted by Ancestry.ca on Facebook Live.

Finding Susan: Exploring Chinese genealogy with Ancestry.ca. Hosted by Ancestry.ca on Facebook Live, 21 Apr 2020. For those sharp-eyed readers, let me share with you that I realized only when I was writing the follow up blog post that I’d incorrectly ID’d the wrong woman as “Susan” in this photo. Ah, the joys of genealogy.

9 Jan 2020: Genealogy Planning – Genealogy with a Canadian Twist. I join a panel including Lianne Krüger, Christine Woodcock, and Kaye Prince Hollenberg and hosted by Looking4Ancestor’s Kathryn Lake Hogan. From Kathryn’s site: “We’ll be discussing what methods and items we use to plan, what genealogy conferences and institutes are available, and other things we hope to accomplish this year to make it our best yet.”

2019

23 Nov 2019: Using Evernote for genealogy. Fall Seminar, Saskatchewan Genealogical Society – Saskatoon Branch, Saskatoon, SK.

18 Nov 2019: Where is “home”: Perspectives on Chinese Canada. Presentation to the Asian Diaspora class, Asian American Studies Program; Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana.

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Presentation – Where is “home”? Perspectives on Chinese Canada

Oct 13-25, 2019: The heritage of Cantonese migration. Tour of the historic area of Sze Yup,Guangdong, China. Not properly a speaking event  – more like an interacting event – but such a momentous tour, I feel it deserves some recognition here. See my first post here.

4 May 2019: Using Evernote for genealogy. Genealogy and Tech Seminar, London Drugs, Saskatoon, SK.

11 Mar 2019: A guest blog on Laura Hedgecock’s blog Treasure Chest of Memories: How Understanding Culture Can Help with Genealogy and Storytelling

28 Feb 2019. Storytelling: A day in the life of Saskatoon in 1914. Presented at Winter Stories, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

1 Feb 2019: My TV guest spot: talking about the power of a good family story on Lit Happens

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Lit Happens with host Danica Lorer and guest Linda Yip, Feb 2019

2018

12 Dec 2018: My article Genealogy – a Detective Story is published in the winter edition of Prairies North Magazine, Saskatchewan. See The story behind the story “Genealogy – a Detective Story”

28 Nov 2018 – Creating an authentic voice. Presentation to the Asian American Studies Program;  Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

1 Oct 2018, Volume 3, Issue 10. Chinese Canadian research tips. Article. British Columbia Genealogical Society Newsletter. Richmond, BC.

20 Sep 2018: Using Evernote for Genealogy. Presentation to the Saskatoon Branch, Saskatchewan Genealogy Society; Saskatoon, SK.

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Linda Yip presenting to the Saskatoon Branch, Saskatchewan Genealogy Society. Photo: SGS 2018.

12 Aug 2018: Past Presence announced the winner of the first ever genealogy contest in Saskatchewan, we have a winner. Saskatoon, SK.

2017

27 Sep 2017: An uncertain homecoming – civil rights and the Chinese in Canada. Presentation to the Asian American Studies Program;  Indiana University; Bloomington, Indiana.

Photo of Linda Yip and the AAST class
Linda Yip and the AAST class. Photo Credit: Professor Kwong, Indiana University, 2017.

28 Jun 2017: Canada’s history, the CBC, and me. CBC Radio interview with host Peter Mills about the fight for civil rights for the Chinese in Canada. Saskatoon, SK.

Lifelong learning

2021

Jan 2021: Introduction to genetic genealogy. Virtual week long program. Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Utah Genealogical Society.

2020

25 Sep 2020: Chinese Diaspora: Chinese Immigration Records in Australia, Canada, The Kingdom of Hawaii. Chinese Family History Group of Southern California. Webinar. Presenter: Marisa Louie Lee.

31 Aug 2020: Ask an Expert: Library and Archives Canada. Ancestry Canada Live on Facebook. Presenter: Megan Butcher.

22 Aug 2020: Why can’t I understand Auntie? An Introductory Conversation on Navigating Chinese Dialects. California Genealogical Society and the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California. Webinar. Presenter: Patrick Chew.

20 Aug 2020: Recording oral histories, Densho. Webinar. Part of the Digital genealogy series with Linda Harms Okazaki and Densho. Presenter: Tom Ikeda.

25 Jul 2020: Family history from a distance. Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society in partnership with UBC ACAM and INSTRCC at UBC. Workshop. Presenter: Henry Yu. Follow up to webinar on 27 Jun to discuss results of family history interview projects. I made a movie!

Title page of movie: The Yips & Cumyows. Linda Yip
Movie title page: “The Yips & Cumyows – Cecily Yip”. A 2.5 minute movie of the early life of Cecily Yip née Lee.

6 Jul 2020: A seat at the table: Chinese Iimmigraiton and British Columbia. Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC. Annual general meeting and webinar. Presenter: Denise Fong.

30 Jul 2020: Oh Canadiana! Genealogy with a Canadian Twist. Webinar. Presenter: Kathryn Lake Hogan. Getting more from the free Héritage Canadiana site of 40M records.

27 Jul 2020: Family history from a distance. Pacific Canada Heritage Centre – Museum of Migration Society in partnership with UBC ACAM and INSTRCC at UBC. Workshop. Presenter: Henry Yu. Interviewing techniques for interviewing family at a distance. Homework: do something creative with the results.

8 Jul 2020: On the clock: Demystifying the BCG portfolio process. The Certification Discussion Group (CDG) Series. Webinar. Presenter: Jill Morelli.

18 Jun 2020: Navigating websites, Densho. Webinar. Part of the Digital genealogy series with Linda Harms Okazaki and Densho. Presenter: Linda Harms Okazaki.

30 May 2020: Online – 20th Century Immigration and Naturalization Records. California Genealogical Society and the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California. Webinar. Presenter: Marisa Louie Lee.

28 May 2020: Chinese Exclusion Act Case files: a treasure trove of original documents. California Genealogical Society and the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California. Webinar. Presenter: Trish Hackett Nicola.

30 Apr 2020: Introduction to family genealogy, Densho. Webinar. Part of the Digital genealogy series with Linda Harms Okazaki and Densho. Presenters: Linda Harms Okazaki and Tom Ikeda.

28 Apr 2020: The Joys and Challenges of Chinese American Research. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Webinar. Presenter: Grant Din.

23 Apr 2020: A seat at the table: history as a forward-looking process. Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia. Online lecture. Presenter: Henry Yu.

16 Apr 2020: Uncovering your loyalist roots. Ancestry Extra. Webinar. Presenter: Lesley Anderson.

14 Apr 2020: Ontario ancestors. Ancestry Extra. Webinar. Presenters: Lesley Anderson and Steve Fulton.

Jan 12-17, 2020: Chinese ancestry: Research methods and sources. Week long program. Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Utah Genealogical Society. Salt Lake City, UT. Instructors: Kelly Summers, Eric Leach, Marisa Louie Lee, Anthony King, and Melvin P. Thatcher.