Routes to Our Roots: Finding Chinese Canada

“Routes to Our Roots: Finding Chinese Canada”

Explore Chinese Canadian family history in British Columbia

Where: Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Central Library, 350 West Georgia St.

When: Friday, November 5, 2004 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, November 6, 2004 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Cost: Free of charge

How to register: Participants may register by phone (604-331-3711), e-mail ( or in person at the History & Government Division on the 6th floor of the Vancouver Central Library. Drop-ins also welcome.

For more information: Jennifer Lau, 778-892-5585 or

Are you curious about Chinese Canadian family histories? Learn the tools to document that history at the inaugural workshop of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C.

On Friday evening, hear three Chinese Americans from California speak on their experiences as pioneers in the historical field. Then, Dr. Henry Yu, associate professor of Asian Canadian History at the University of British Columbia, will explore the importance of documenting community histories in B.C. and further afield.

Saturday’s session will feature the work of BC researchers who focus on uncovering Chinese Canadian family and community histories. For a hands-on approach, a specialist librarian from the Vancouver Public Library will demonstrate how to use family genealogy resources available to the public. This workshop will feature English-language materials; other workshops featuring Chinese sources will be offered in the future.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC (CCHS), the Vancouver Public Library, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals.

Founded in 2004, the aims of the CCHS are to encourage research, documentation and promotion of Chinese Canadian history in British Columbia. For more information on the CCHS, please visit or contact the President, Edgar Wickberg, at

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