Survey for Chinese railroad worker descendants

If you have a Chinese ancestor who participated in building the railroads in North America, we want to hear from you!

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum is conducting a brief survey in order to learn more about living descendants of Chinese railroad workers and their ancestors. This is part of the CHSA Museum’s ongoing efforts to further our understanding of Chinese laborers who helped build the first railroad lines in North America. Collectively, we hope these stories will deepen the American narrative about the Chinese role in building the American West.

Please contact us with any questions online or at (415) 391-1188 x109. Thank you for your support!


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San Francisco, CA 94108



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