Southern California Genealogical Society
SCGS INTEREST GROUPS - Chinese Family History Group of SoCal

Chinese Family History Group of SoCal

Meets: 4th Saturday of most months (check calendar)
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Contact: for more information or visit

Meeting Locations:

Southern California Genealogy Society building 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504 (SCGS Library)
The Chinese American Citizen's Alliance (C.A.C.A.), 415 Bamboo Lane, in Chinatown, Los Angeles
Alhambra Public Library, 101 1st St, Alhambra, CA 91801
Chinese American Museum (CAM), 425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Chinese Family History Group of SoCal meets to help anyone on a quest to trace his or her Chinese-American ancestors. While they work on their individual research, they also gather information and resources particular to those working on their Chinese family histories. In addition to assessing traditional genealogical sources of information for relevance, the Chinese Family History Group of SoCal group are looking at sources of information particular to their roots, such as backgrounds on family surnames, maps of common ancestral areas, Exclusion Act records, specific questions for oral interviews based on specific historical research, and local sources of information as yet untapped.

Meeting Dates & Locations:
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No Meeting in December 2016

January 21- 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.: Genealogy Detectives: Solving Family Mysteries Sharing our Research Methods and Discoveries & Celebrating Chinese, New Year- Year of the Rooster
February 25- 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.: Presenter: Barbara Lu Baltazar- Roots Plus Program: Finding and Visiting My Ancestral Village
March 25- 10 a.m. to Noon Huntington Library Huntington Library Field Trip: Archives of Early Chinese Immigration Lawyers
April 22- 10 a.m. to Noon C.A.C.A.: Home of My Heart Video by Can To and Discussion A young woman embarks on a journey to save her ancestral home from demolition.
May 20- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. C.A.C.A (location to be confirmed): One-day Workshop on Methods to Pass Your Family History on to Family and Future Generations
June 20- 4p.m. to 7p.m. SCGS Library: Small Group Work Session: Passing What I Have Learned on to Family

Meetings will cover tools and background helpful for the search of Chinese and Chinese American ancestors, with time allocated during most meetings to cover individual questions. If you are attending for the first time, you may wish to notify the group of any special research issues you may have.

Please contact - use subject heading "New Inquiry.".

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