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Workshop: Tracing Your Chinese Ancestry
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2016 OCA National Convention Workshops
Tracing Your Ancestry

 Speaker Amy Chin

Friday, July 22
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Liberty II 

Learn how to uncover your Chinese-American family’s past in Chinese Exclusion Act* case files, census data, municipal records, news archives, oral histories, Chinese genealogy books and even jail ledgers. After discovering a trove of old family documents in her late mother’s belongings, Amy Chin began what she calls her ‘journey to unforgetting’ by researching and piecing together her family’s immigration story. In 2014, the New York Historical Society turned that story into a graphic novel for their exhibition "Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion” which is now traveling the country.


About the Speaker

Amy Chin |Columbia University


Amy Chin is an arts program consultant working with non-profit companies, government agencies, foundations and individual artists. She has been researching Chinese American history and genealogy since childhood. In addition to her own research, provides select genealogy consultation services to private clients. Amy holds a B.A. in East Asian studies from Barnard College, Columbia University.

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