The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA), Clotilde Yap of My China Roots (MCR), and author Raymond Chong are proud to offer an online genealogy workshop for people of Chinese descent. This two hour workshop will include a case study of Raymond Chong’s experience tracing his ancestral village and, working with My China Roots to further investigate his lineage, a discussion on family history research challenges, and an exploration of MCR’s free digital tools to help with the genealogy research process.
Why join this online workshop? Workshop participants will receive expert tips to kick-start their Chinese family history research, get free consultation on family history documents, as well as discounts for MCR’s research services.
Registration Process: Registration is currently closed.
Preparing for the Workshop: Have a burning question or an old Chinese document you’d like deciphered? Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and family history documents in advance for My China Roots for a free consultation. All questions and materials should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 18th at 1pm PDT. Additional information will be sent to registered attendees in September.
Clotilde Yap is 3rd generation Chinese-Malaysian, born in the UK and a graduate of SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). Over the past 5 years at My China Roots, she has worked closely with researchers on the ground in China and individuals around the world to uncover their family history. Now, as Product Manager, she is designing My China Roots’ online platform for the diaspora to trace their roots from anywhere in the world.
Raymond Douglas Chong is president of Generations, LLC, his creative enterprise in Sugar Land, Texas, The Lone Star State. Raymond is a sixth generation American Born Chinese (ABC) from California. Raymond has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University, and has worked for various municipalities and consultancies in California, Texas and Saskatchewan. You can also check out Raymond’s creative website, Chinese Love Poetry, to learn more about his work.