Chinese American Genealogy Workshop 6/27–29, 2022

Workshop dates: Monday thru Wednesday – June 27 – 29, 2022  8:30AM – 5 PM

Location: California Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Registration Fee: $325 per person PLUS Hotel & Meal Package: $180 for four nights and 12 meals per person

Contact Henry Tom [ Henry.Tom@Cox.net] 480 980 8715 to register

This workshop provides insightful presentations on Chinese genealogy research. It instructs attendees on how to use various techniques to advance their own research and discover the interesting information pertaining to their family / clan history and to identify those resources that can best serve them.  There will also be exposure to the various information, material, and tools available on the Internet and in books and other sources to assist in compiling and documenting Chinese lineages.The ancestral villages of attendees will be identified and located – the primary source for family genealogy books.

This is a “how to” workshop that educates you on what you need to know in order to start performing Chinese genealogical research and/or visiting your ancestral village in China. The intent of the workshop is to educate people about Chinese genealogy research – so they can start researching and compiling their Chinese genealogy lineage – without having to be Chinese literate.  Some of the Chinese narratives, lineage annotations, and histories do require translation. There will be translators at the workshop to help with limited translations. Please bring your family genealogy information and lineages and let experienced researchers assist you during the Round-Table sessions in the afternoons. 

This is a 3-day workshop – includes: Morning Presentations – Afternoon Round Tables – Afternoon Tutorial 

Draft agenda topics

Chinese Diaspora in Mexico, Introduction to Chinese American Genealogy Research, Chinese Gravestone Photos Project, Chinese to English Machine Translation, Taming the Wild West of DNA, Understanding Chinese Zupu’s, Principals of Naming Conventions, Chinese Coming to Utah, Pioneer Chinese American Piolet’s Story: China’s WWII unsung hero, How to Digitize and Share Family History in a Digital Age.

Face masks are required  The California Hotel & Casino requires that face masks be worn by workshop attendees.  Workshop attendees should follow the hotel, city & state rules & requirements in terms of face masks, maintaining  social distancing and washing hands frequently.

Additional Information Regarding Pricing

Registration: Please contact Henry Tom [ Henry.Tom@Cox.net] 480 980 8715 to register – there is a $325 registration fee to defray the cost for the workshop and associated fees.  After June 1, 2022, there are no refunds and the registration fee: $375 per person for mail in or on-site registrations.

The workshop registration fee is separate from the Hawaiian Package of $180 per person for the entire 4-nights hotel (requires double occupancy $360 ) which also includes 3 meal coupons per day per person (4 days – so you can arrive the night before the 3 day Conference) – you can also use the meal coupons for restaurants in the California Hotel and in the adjoining Main Street Hotel & Casino.  Single person room is $263.  Additional nights to the four-night package based on availability is $80 plus 13% room tax – no meal coupons. Daily resort fee of $21.46 will be charged daily on any additional nights. Once your registration form & check is received, a Group Name & Group Code will be emailed to you to book your room under the Hawaiian Package. Deadline for booking hotel reservations: May 27, 2022. Reserve early – block of rooms is limited.  This is a wonderful enlightening experience & a very nice vacation after the pandemic. Uber or Lyft costs about the same & not have to share the shuttle bus to other hotels.

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