Southern California Genealogical Society
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.

2015 Meeting Dates & Locations:

  • January 24: Researching Her Family and Writing Process - Lisa See, Alhambra Public Library
  • February 28: Memories of the Scents and Tastes of Chinese New Year, Sharon Hoy, C.A.C.A.
  • March 28: Angel Island Research- Judy Yung, Chinese American Museum (CAM)
  • April 25: Writing Our Family Stories- 4-hour Workshop, Jeanette Shelbourne, C.A.C.A .
  • May 30: DNA Analysis for Chinese Family History, C.A.C.A.
  • June 27: Assistance with Family History Projects, C.A.C.A.
  • No Meeting in July
  • August
  • Sept.12: Hidden History: Asians & Pacific Islanders in the Civil War, Ruthanne Lum McCunn , Alhambra Public Library
  • October (please check calendar)
  • November (please check calendar)
  • No Meeting in December

  • 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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